Much of Nnenna's inspiration comes from her childhood in southeastern Nigeria. The atmosphere: the dusty roads, dilapidated and incomplete buildings and heaps of refuse on the street corners. In the market place , a wealth of imagery was available, found in cardboard boxes, and newspapers used for insulation. Bed padding, gift-wraps, mats, table covering, food wrapping and burlap bags added to this rich imagery. Nnenna is attracted to cultural importance as well as the visual quality of the spaces found in Nigerian communities. Materials such as newspapers, wax, cloth, rope, clay and sticks lead her to her palette of various colors, textures and forms. She creates in a highly labor intensive way using techniques like weaving, braiding, sewing, dyeing,waxing and rolling from which the tactile process gives her much enjoyment. The creative process literally puts Nnenna in touch with the materials from which she draws her initiation. The process also puts her in touch with memories of people no longer with her and materials which have out-lived their usefulness as reflected in such works as "Gone but not Forgotten" and "Threads of Time".