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Q&A: Music lover Nnenna Ukachuku

PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 December 2017

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Nnenna Ukachuku is a larger than life West Ham loving East London diva - she says it like she sees it and describes herself as a bit like Marmite, you either love her or hate her. She has an opinion on everything.

What is your connection with the borough?

Born in Plaistow, went to school in Canning Town and my family still in the borough.

What’s the best thing about working or living in the borough?

It’s easily accessible transport wise, West Ham United but less said about our current football woes lol!

You can take the girl out of Newham but you can’t take Newham out of the girl!

What one thing would you change?

Crossrail not stopping at either North Woolwich or Silvertown...could have injected some much needed investment into the area.

Use three words to describe the area?

How about four words...East East East London!

Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met?

My mum...especially the last few years, had a lot to cope with and she managed it all when most people wouldn’t or couldn’t.

What new law would you introduce, if you were Prime Minister?

Ooh definitely reducing the pension age...at this rate I’m still going to have to work when I’m 75 if not 80.

Plus closing the loopholes for all these offshore tax havens...pay the proper tax on what you earn!!

If you were the editor of this paper, what issues in the borough would you focus on?

Gang culture and the negative effect it’s having on some of the youth today...just can’t understand the violence that occurs sometimes.

Plus I’d focus on why investment seems to be concentrated around Stratford etc...Newham is a big borough...share the investment love everywhere.

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