About Me

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Nkem DenChukwu was born on July 4th, and is the sixth of seven children. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Networking and a master's degree in Health Services Administration. Her real love is in the arts of Filmmaking and Creative Writing. 
Her inspirational verses have been published three times in Oprah Magazine.

In 2012, Nkem joined fledging groups of filmmakers that specialize 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."

Between 2017 and 2018, Nkem produced political/crime/drama; LONE STAR DECEPTION, starring Oscar Nominee Eric Roberts, Anthony Ray Parker (known for Matrix), and a host of other great talents from Nollywood, Houston, and the surrounding cities.
In 2018, Nkem was featured in Forbes Magazine (Digital Edition) for producing HARVEY, a movie inspired by Hurricane Harvey. Since then, she has 14 films under her belt.
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.

Nkem has a flare for writing inspirational and creative verses. Three of her inspirational verses have been published in 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 was also a Huffington Post Contributor for a few years, and occasionally contributes on BellaNaija.com.

In April 2012, Nkem wrote and published her first book; Tribal Echoes: Restoring Hope. Blair Underwood and Pauletta Pearson Washington are amongst many that have signed copies of Tribal Echoes. Book reviews from several are on Amazon.
Nkem 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. In 2013, the book ZOE (1st edition) was endorsed by the former Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker. In 2014, she wrote and published ZOE (2nd edition), ALLEY-GATORS: The Bullies of Poughkeepsie, ODERA: An Orphan’s Tale, and ABOUT A BOY (2018).

Nkem has been interviewed live by Emmy Award Winner Melissa Wilson of Fox 26 News during the 2014 Black History Month Celebration. 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,” on Isiah Factor Uncensored (2018), and Great Day Houston with Deborah Duncan (2018).

Nkem always says that; “Each day is an opportunity to grow,"  and believes that we should not only exist but live life to the fullest against all odds while trusting God.