Nkem House grew up in District 99 where he lived with his grandfather, Jonas House. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, he purchased his first home in District 99, a few miles from the home he grew up in, and married his wife, Alana (Haynes) House. They have lived there for 10 years, raising their three boys, Nkem Jr., Jonas, and Charles.
Nkem has practiced law for 12 years and owned his own law firm for seven. He is an alumni of Leadership Oklahoma City, has served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, as a moot court coach for the Douglass High School moot court team, and as co-founder of the Oklahoma Chaos Basketball Club. He is also a member of a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. His family, which consists of three generations of Douglass High School graduates, supports the community through the award of the Mary Beatrice & Jonas House Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a graduate of Douglass High School.