Hello, thank you for your time, please introduce yourself in a few words!
My name is Mikano, I’m a French-Cameroonian hip hop artist from Paris.
Please give us an update about – new single, new album, tour dates, new videos?!
I just released a debut mixtape called “Melting Balloons” on March 6th, accompanied by 5 music videos for songs off that project. Unfortunately my tour dates are cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak . Hopefully we will be able to rescheduled them soon not cancelled for good.
Name 5 things we all should know about you as an artist?
I’m a child of the world, I grew up in different countries and cities; Abu Dhabi, Cairo and Amsterdam, before settling in Paris.
I hate making 2 songs that sound alike.
I started writing when I was 13 before even making music.
I have a great team of creative friends that I call the “Dolphins”. They helping me for basically every concept concerning my music.
They appear in my new music video for ‘Fuego’ all wearing masks.
What can we expect 2020 from you?
More music, more visuals, because that’s what I do best and what I love the most and hopefully playing live when the outbreak is over and music artists are able to tour again.
Do you have bad habits? A guily pleasure you can’t seem to quit?
I’m always late man it’s crazy… I’ve been trying to fix this habit for a while now. I’m so late that my friends are surprised when I’m on time haha.. As far as my guilty pleasure I’d say Pizza Parma or some salmon shirashi. I’m hesitating, but it surely is one of them.
Beside music, do you have any special talents?
I don’t know if that’s a talent but I think I have the ability to boost people during a conversation if they’re feeling low or sad or whatever. That should be labelled as a talent honestly, it’s an important thing
Being on stage feels like….!
Magic, it’s a life accomplishment. Knowing that your original idea, born in your bedroom is finally revealed to an audience once you hit the stage? That’s the best feeling on earth, honestly. But I’m speaking for myself, every artist is different.
Must Have – and No-Go in your Wardrobe! – Favorite Fashion Brand and Fragrance?
I hate V necks, but that’s about the only thing I don’t like. You could wear anything, it just depends how you come up with your whole outfit. As far as fashion brands, I like Alyx, Dior, Prada. But I’m not that big on brands. I’m more focused on the item itself, It could be anything. Same for fragrances but I think one of my favs is Mauboussin for men, Crystal Oud . It’s not too strong , but strong enough to stay with you all day without it being too aggressive.