Prince (Dr.) Joseph Obukowho Asagba was born in Lagos, Nigeria and he is a member of the royal family of the Nigerian Kingdom of Urhobo Okpe. Dr. Asagba holds a B.S degree from Tarleton State University, A Part of the Texas A&M University System, M. Ed and a Ph. D. degrees from the University of North Texas. He is currently an Independent education strategist and a Feature films and TV Series screenwriter and a published author. He was employed by Zodiac Aerospace and had held administrative and academic positions at the University of North Texas, Neosho County Community College and Cornell University. Dr. Asagba had taught with both the [Texas] Denton ISD and Lewisville ISD and had worked with the U.S Department of Homeland Security [FEMA] as Human Services Specialist. From his book, The Untold Story Of A Nigerian Royal Family: The Urhobo Ruling Clan Of Okpe Kingdom published in 2005, Dr. Asagba has adapted and written eighteen part anthology TV Series Reign And Freedom: The Untold Story Of A Nigerian Royal Family based on true stories and events of his family history that began 800 years ago. The book is primarily concerned with the Okpe people of Nigeria, Asagba’s own familial line, and the tumultuous events that have surrounded his people’s past. Dr. Asagba is also the writers of three screenplays, Battle of Secession a motion picture adapted from his book based on the the Nigerian – Biafran civil war, the Death Of A Prince a motion picture based on true events of a Nigerian Prince tried and acquitted in the death of his son and The Lost Monarch an Original Motion Picture based on true events of the 1897 British war against King OVERAMI of Benin empire.
In 2004, Dr. Asagba was selected by his royal ruling House as a candidate for the Kingship of Okpe Kingdom. He declined the throne since the senior ruling House (Orhue) wanted the crown. He is a member of the Editorial Management Committee of [UHS] Urhobo Historical Society from 2009 to present. Asagba resides in Texas with his family.
Represented by: Marisa Corvisiero & Tessa Shaffer