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Prince Sule V. Osagiede Ogbewekon Biography


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Prince Sule Viscount Osagiede Ogbewekon (affectionately known as "Sukkie") was born into the Benin Royal family on July 3rd, 1989 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Major Wisdom Osagiede Ogbewekon and Jennifer Joseph Osagiede. His father was in ROTC Cadet undergoing military training in Fort Knox, Kentucky.


Sule began his journey in life in preschool at Texas Southern University Prep. School, after which he went on to attend Boone Elementary School in Houston, TX from kindergarten to 4th grade. His 5th and 6th grade years were spent at Deaf Smith Elementary School in Richmond, TX .His junior and senior years were at Lamar Consolidated High in Rosenberg, Texas. He was crowned homecoming prince in 2006 and homecoming king in 2007.


Sule played football and sang in the choir while at Lamar Consolidated High School. While playing football, he made first team all District in 2005 and 2007, Defensive MVP in 2007, 2nd Team All State in 2007 and Defensive Player of the Year (finishing with 90 tackles) in 2007. After graduating high school in 2008, Sule told his dad that he would like to attend Tulane University because of the academic opportunities. He then received a four year athletic scholarship to the University where he studied psychology and was a member of the football team wearing the number 43.


If there was one thing that Sule enjoyed doing, it was football. Since the age of 7 when he started playing with the Lamar Hornets, football has been Sule's greatest passion. His ultimate dream was to go to NFL. He was a greate achiever, a motivator and a leader. His college teammates had great respect for him as he was a dedicated teamplayer and exhibited team spirit and leadership skills. He even captured the attention of UCLA and OSU football recruiters


He was also the first black member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.




Sule was an athlete, a student, a brother, a son, a friend, a teammate, a comedian, and a lover of life. He lived life in a way that would make most envious - like he was 100 years old! He was a passionate, articulate, intellegent, and captivating individual and was well-liked by family and friends. Sule always had a huge smile and an unforgettable laugh that was contagious, but there was more to him that just that.


Sule had the utmost love and respect for his parents. He would tell his friends about his mother - Ms. Jennifer Joseph Osagiede -"...she birthed me man, she is the reason I'm here..." They acted like best friends and he would even give up his bed for her during her visits to his college and Sule's love for his dad was very evident in that he would always do impressions of his father's Nigerian accent. He always had it down to a tee!


He departed this life at the age of 20 on Thursday, January 21, 2010 in Beaumont, Texas at 5:30am as a result of a car accident on the I-10 highway. Sule spoke with his parents the night before he died.


He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandfathers, Famous Joseph, Sr. and Prince Sule Viscount Osagiede Ogbewekon. He also leaves to cherish his memories with his mother, Jennifer Joseph Osagiede and his sister, Jamie Osagiede; his father, Major Wisdom M. Osagiede (who currently serves as a major in the US army), three brothers- Idris K. Osagiede, Dennis O. Osagiede, Frank O. Osagiede, and a host of extended family.


Sule's life taught us how to love, and value friends and family. He will forever remain in our hearts and can never be forgotten.