OCCUPATION: Singer/Songwriter, martial arts instructor
FAVOURITE ICE CREAM FLAVOURS: Chocolate, Cookies & Cream
The 4 time Party Monarch (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2018), 3 time People's Monarch( 2012, 2013 & 2018), 3 time Road March (2004, 2012 & 2013, sweet soca (2012) and Soca Monarch (2019) winner Michael "Mikey" Mercer has been singing soca since 2004. Besides singing, Mikey has a serious passion for weightlifting, winning the Barbados Strong Man competition in 2017 and 2018. In Karate he is a 5th Degree black belt. He also assists various charities through his own Team Mikey Charity and is one of the UN ambassadors working to end violence against women.
The Team Mikey Charity works closely also with UN Women, The HIV Food Bank and numerous children's homes and senior citizens' homes across Barbados. The charity assists numerous households with their food hamper drives and also awards at least 2 scholarships’ yearly to students transitioning from primary to secondary school.
BAND MEMBERS: Mahalia (Emcee & Lead Singer), Chadd (Drums), Kris (Bass Guitar) and Russell (Guitar)
PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS: Nexcyx
FAVOURITE ICE CREAM:
Mahalia - Maple Almond: Has my heart, sweet, nutty and a little bit tangy. It doesn’t need anything to spruce it up. It’s perfect just the way it is. Maple almond never lets me down.
Chad – Cookies & Cream: Sometimes when I need a change in flavor and taste I would go for Strawberry Cheesecake or vanilla. But my first choice would and always be Cookies & Cream.
Kris – Midnight Cookies & Cream – This is my go to. Sometimes my mood will change and may flirt with Cookies & Cream or Strawberry Cheesecake but always come back to the main.
Russell – Cookies & Cream My Fav Frosteez Ice Cream is Cookies & Cream. It’s both Vanilla and Chocolate while there’s the extra crunch from the cookies. Perfect combo.
2 Mile Hill have been ambassadors with the Chefette Group of Companies since 2013. This upbeat Bajan band serves up good Caribbean vibes with an urban and soulful flavour. They will rock you whether it’s headlining a concert or at their acoustic festival Mahalia’s Corner where they support seasoned and up and coming artistes on stage.
Former Miss Universe Barbados 2020 Hillary-Ann Williams is a Digital Marketer and verified social media influencer. While reigning during a global pandemic Hillary-Ann used her platform and stayed connected to the community while continuing her charity work through her digital platforms and interview series ranging in topics from gender base violence, racism, Covid-19, and women's equality.
Hillary works closely with the Miss Universe Barbados Organization, UN Women, United Nations, and Ocean Acres. At Miss Universe she was named one of the top faces of 2020, Best public speaker, Best Dressed, Featured in Insider Magazine and in over 70 international articles. Hillary is passionate about public speaking, traveling, creating content, and animals.
Hillary's life motto is "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Her goal is to continue using her platforms to serve and inspire other young women globally to be the best version of themselves.