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Burna Boy releases mini doc shedding light on environmental issues in hometown of Port Harcourt, Nigeria


Burna Boy is shedding light on the ongoing issues of pollution, flooding and overall negligence in Port Harcourt, his Nigerian hometown. His mini documentary Whiskey, which is also the name of one of his songs, sees affected individuals, including a mother who lost her son to a pollution-related sickness, open up about the harsh realities they face.

“This is real life, everyday life for my people. I feel like we’ll make songs about everything else, so why not make songs about what’s really going on and what’s really affecting the people in real time. That’s what the song ‘Whiskey’ is,” Burna said at an exclusive screening of the mini doc in London. “I hope it does its job and creates the necessary awareness and some type of change comes from this. If you don’t know, now you know.”

Burna also hopes the mini documentary helps to draw a picture of the environmental issues in not only his hometown, but also other parts of Nigeria, Africa, the Caribbean and the rest of world.

He highlights The R.E.A.C.H., or Reach Every Available Communal Household, a Nigerian-based charitable organization that provides resources to the community. All donations go directly toward helping those affected by the crisis.

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