About Me

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Nkem DenChukwu, born on July 4th, is the sixth of seven children. She earned her bachelor's degree in Computer Networking and master's degree in Health Services Administration. But, her real love is in the arts of Filmmaking and Creative Writing. 
In 2017, Nkem produced political/crime/drama; LONE STAR DECEPTION, starring Oscar Nominee, Eric Roberts, Anthony Ray Parker (known for Matrix), Nse Ikpe-Etim (one of Africa's finest actress), and a host of other great talents.
In 2012, she joined a fledging group of filmmakers that specializes in Independent Film Productions with a mixture of Hollywood and Nollywood as their backdrops. In 2014, Nkem produced POUND OF FLESH, a film that received "Rising Star Award at the 2015 Canada International Film Festival," and African Oscars for "Best Drama in Diaspora." Since then, she has 14 films under her belt; HARVEY, a film inspired by Hurricane Harvey being her latest feature film production.
Nkem is a mother of 4, and leaves in Houston, Texas with her family.
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In 2013, Nkem was named one of Africa's Top 40 Women in Films and Television by FilmBiz Magazine.

Currently, she has two short films and two feature films in the pot; CRITTERS, ABOUT A BOY, STRETCHED, and TWINLESS in the pot.

Nkem has a flare for writing inspirational and creative verses. Three of her inspirational verses have been published in O - the Oprah Winfrey Magazine (June 2014, May 2015, and July 2016 Editions). Her thought-provoking articles have also been featured in local and online magazines.

She contributes on Bella Naija, and was a Contributor for Huffington Post for several years.

In April 2012, Nkem published her first book; Tribal Echoes; a book about restoring hope. In this book, she emphasized on the importance on embracing one's culture. Tribal Echoes is also a collection of inspirational short stories. Blair Underwood, Pauletta Pearson Washington, Eric & Eliza Roberts, Anthony Ray Parker, and many others have signed copies of Tribal Echoes. Book reviews are on Amazon.
Nkem also co-authored "The Unstoppable Woman's Guide To Emotional Well-Being" with 21 other Authors and Life Coaches.
She believes that childhood orientation helps shape or destroy a child’s life and mindset. Children learn from what they see and hear. This belief made her create LIFE LESSONS; a collection of inspirational children's books, to help empower, educate, enrich, and inspire more than one child at a time. She writes each book with every child in mind. "Educate a child, and inspire an adult." In 2013, the book ZOE (First Edition) was endorsed by the former Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker. Second Edition of ZOE, ALLEY-GATORS: The Bullies of Poughkeepsie, and ODERA: An Orphan’s Tale were released in 2014. ABOUT A BOY was released in June 2018. All her books have been donated to many local libraries, and to the less privileged kids.

Nkem has been interviewed live by Emmy Award Winner, Melissa Wilson of Fox 26 News, during the 2014 Black History Month Celebration. She has also featured live in Washington, DC on VOA - Voice of America/Africa 54, ABC 13 Eyewitness News Houston and interviewed by Melanie Lawson on “CrossRoads," FOX 26 News "Black Voices,” and on Isiah Factor Uncensored."

“Each day is an opportunity to grow." She says. Nkem believes that we should not only exist but live life to the fullest, against all odds. Nkem is an unstoppable woman because she always takes God on board with her in all that she does.

Nkem lives each day thankful!