About Nkem DenChukwu

Nkem was named the 2019 and 2020 Reader’s Choice Winner by the Houston Public Library Foundation. She was also named one of Africa’s Top 40 Women in Films and Television by FilmBiz Magazine. Her most recent award-winning film is Lone Star Deception with Oscar nominee Eric Roberts, after receiving 2014 Rising Star Award from the Canada International Film Festival on Pound of Flesh.

Nkem DenChukwu, a mother of four, 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 five times in Oprah Magazine.

In 2012, Nkem joined fledging groups of filmmakers in Houston, Texas, 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 13 films under her belt.
Nkem lives in Houston, Texas with her family.

 

 

 

 

 

Her Story

For two consecutive years, Nkem was named the Reader’s Choice Winner by the Houston Public Library Foundation.

Nkem has a flare for creative writing and almost everything art. Five of her creative verses have been published in the Oprah Winfrey Magazine (June 2014, May 2015, July 2016, November 2019, and February 2020 Editions). Her thought-provoking articles were also been published 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, Dr. Lilian Asomugha, Eric Roberts,  and Pauletta Pearson Washington are amongst many that have signed copies of Tribal Echoes. Book reviews from several readers are on Amazon.
Nkem believes that childhood orientation and words have the power to shape or destroy a child’s life and mindset. Children learn from what they see, read, and hear. This belief made her create LIFE LESSONS; a collection of inspirational children’s books to help empower, educate, enrich, inform, and inspire more than one child at a time. She writes each book with every child, tween, teen, or young adult 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). She has written twelve books so far. Her thirteenth book is titled, ‘THE HOUSE WITHOUT CHRISTMAS,’ coming in 2021.
Nkem has been interviewed live by Emmy Award Winner Melissa Wilson of Fox 26 News during the 2014 Black History Month Celebration and in 2020 to promote mental health through books. Also featured live in Washington, DC on VOA – Voice of America/Africa 54, NBC 2 – Houston Life with Derrick and Courtney, by 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 become a better you,” and believes that we should not only exist, but live our lives to the fullest against all odds while trusting God.

Testimonials

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means

John Smith

Writer
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.

David Brackhan

Writer
There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.

Amy Adams

Writer