The restaurant is well on its way to celebrating four years in operation. But the lockdown and other challenges appeared to have affected its chances of making it to its fourth-year anniversary.
Enter Beyoncé Knowles-Carter with a generous cheque. Now Chuku’s is talking about continued existence and plodding ahead and hopeful of greater success in the intervening days.
Its founder, Emeka Frederick, was more than delighted by the R155k support fund from the songstress, and he noted that publicly, noting how the restaurant has been fighting to stay open each day. He said the money will make the fight easier as the brand continues to project Nigerian culture in Tottenham.
The R155k donation was at the instance of the pop star’s BeyGood Foundation through an initiative called the Black Parade Small Business Impact Luncheon. Chuku’s is one of 10 winners slated to win the grant.
Out somewhere in Tottenham, lives have changed and so have the fortunes and prospects of a business – business someone cared. Nothing beats the raptures of kindness. Yes? “Renaissance” is about to begin at Chuku’s. Some solidarity.