Louis J. Butler (aka Louis VI), is a mixed-race rapper/musician, award winning film composer, Zoologist climate activist & award winning environmental documentary maker & presenter but first and foremost, is self-described as the “biggest nature geek in London”. After the small Caribbean island of Dominica, where Louis’ father’s side draws ancestry, was hit by Hurricane Maria in 2017, Louis found himself profoundly moved by the injustice of the fact that the places that have contributed the least to climate change, are already feeling it most. With a focus on empowering people of colour, in climate activism, nature and creating representation for POC within environmentalist spaces, Louis through his films and his music has been working tirelessly to promote the understand that as the diaspora here in the West, “where we live, is destroying where we’re from”. Louis takes pride in helping amplify the voices of young people of colour in the UK and the World alongside Indigenous voices in the Climate Conversation.
As well as having a successful career as a musician, with over 7 million streams on his last album ‘SUGAR LIKE SALT’, working with high calibre artists such a Moses Boyd, Mick Jenkins, Poppy Ajudha, Tom Misch, & touring with SABA, RZA, Talib Kweli, Loyle Carner & Slum Village to name just a few, Louis has also directed all his own music videos including a short film shot in SA which was highly praised. Most recently he wrote, narrated and presented the award winning short “The World Is (Y)ours” with Tanya Ramsurrun & POCC & is currently Directing and Presenting his next short film which will be developed into a series, titled “Nature Ain’t a Luxury” about people of colour reclaiming the right to be in nature in the UK.