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Q&A: Nelson Cabulo, from Stratford, has set up record label Starz Records, which helps develop local talent

PUBLISHED: 17:00 10 November 2017

Nelson Cabulo

Music Entrepreneur Nelson Cabulo has enjoyed watching the borough evolve. He believes investing in young people through radical changes in education and reducing sexual violence against women are key priorities.

What’s your connection with the borough?

I was brought up in Newham, so I’ve grown from a baby to a man in the borough. Everything that I’ve done in my life up until now has been achieved in this borough, so I have a lot of love for it!

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

My heart is in the borough, so I really feel happy when I hear about any achievements and development, big or small! The area has flipped 180 since I was a kid. It is really starting to thrive, and I love watching it grow. It has come a long way from what it was, and it’s really turned a corner.

What one thing would you change?

I would say that more effort needs to be made in reducing sexual offences on women on the street.

Some areas are not well lit, this is something that wouldn’t even take a big chunk out of the council’s budget. It’s a simple change that could make a big difference.

Use three words to describe the area?

Lively, diverse and up and coming.

Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met?

I inspire myself. I compete with myself. In this day and age, people get too het up over other people and compare themselves to others which stunts self-growth. If we only compare ourselves to ourselves, we can appreciate how far we’ve come and we can push ourselves on how far we want to go.

What new law would you introduce if you were the prime minister?

It’s not really a law but it’s more of an idea. I think more should be done to help out the youth of today. More should be offered to kids than just school and the standard

education. Not everybody is made for the education system, for all of those kids who are budding artists and entrepreneurs etc something should be out there to give them a break and to show them how to make it!

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

I would focus on letting people know straight facts without sugar-coating them, I think beating around the bush on important topics is what makes people sweep things under the rug. The only way to get people to act fast is to let them know what’s what without holding anything back.

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