Q&A: My Redbridge
PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 December 2017
Nnenna Ukachuku is a larger-than-life West Ham loving 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 literally everything.
What is your connection with the borough?
I moved to Ilford in 2008 when I bought my flat. I wanted to be close to my parents in Newham but not so close I’d be round there every day.
What’s the best thing about living in the borough?
It’s very accessible for getting to work in the city and for all my soul dos in Essex.
What one thing would you change?
It would have to be having three schools in Loxford Lane...traffic is a nightmare and don’t get me started on parents driving their kids five minutes up the road clogging up the roads!! From 8.20am onwards our road is choc-a-bloc full with inconsiderate parents blocking our road up because you want to drop your kids off. Where’s a traffic warden when you need one?!
Use three words to describe the area?
Diverse, accessible, Ilford
Who is the most inspiring person you have ever met?
My mum...no contest!
What new law would you introduce, if you were prime minister?
Banning anything Christmas before December 6. It’s still November and I’m sick of the commercialised fleecing already, lol!
Oh and I’d introduce a law that would allow me to win the lottery so I can look after me and mine!
If you were the editor of this paper, what issues in the borough would you focus on?
Focus on the gangs of youths running havoc! What happened to respecting your elders and others...ready to stab ya for looking at them funny. You want respect then earn it...things are not handed to you on a plate you need to work for it. You can’t have your cake and eat it!