Sofia Ashraf, Indian Rapper, Takes on Unilever [Video]
Sofia Ashraf is an Indian rapper who has a major issue with Unilever. And all her reasons are totally valid.
In the video below, Ashraf raps along to a Nicki Minaj beat (from “Anaconda”). All of her lyrics are about how Unilever has damaged Kodaikanal, her city. “Local activists from Kodaikanal, a city in the state of Tamil Nadu, have been campaigning for years over the company’s abandonment of a thermometer factory,” reports Dazed Digital. “Mercury is a poisonous metal and India has no way of processing it. Ashraf’s song urges the CEO of Unilever, Paul Polman, to compensate the former workers of the factory at the Indian unit, who were exposed to toxic mercury, allegedly causing 45 deaths after mercury poisoning.”
Watch her awesome rally cry, “Kodaikanal Won’t,” below.
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