Ode Ogede's primary interest is in African literature and he has written several books: Helping Students to Write Successful Paper Titles (2013), Intertextuality in Contemporary African Literature (2011), Achebe's Things Fall Apart: Reader's Guide (2007), Achebe and the Politics of Representation (2001), Ayi Kwei Armah, Radical Iconoclast (2000), Art, Society, and Performance (1997), and Teacher Commentary on Student Papers: Conventions, Beliefs, and Practices, ed., (2002). Dr. Ogede has published articles in African Affairs, Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, African Literature Today, African Studies Review, Africana Marbugensia, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, African Languages and Cultures, Callaloo, Children's Literature Association Quarterly, Commonwealth: Essays and Studies, International Fiction Review, Journal of African Cultural Studies, Kunapipi, Lore and Language, Matatu, Modern Fiction Studies, Neohelicon, Nigeria Magazine, Proverbium, Savanna, Transition: An International Review, Third World Quarterly, World Literature Today, and Zast: Journal for African Cultures. He has also contributed essays to several books, among them, The Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature (CUP, 2004), Traditional Storytelling Today (Routledge, 1999), The Encyclopedia of World Fiction (Wiley, 2010), Literature in Northern Nigeria, the Gale/Cengage Learning Press Black Literature Criticism, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Current projects deal, principally in English, with a study of ritual in an African community and a book-length appraisal of New writing from Nigeria.
Ogede's heart is to glorify God for who He is, The Great I am, I am That I am, The Beginning and the End, The Alpha and the Omega, He Who Alone Is Worthy, The Creator of the Universe, He Who Laid the Very Foundation of The Earth, The Omnipresent One, The King of Kings, The Lord of Lords Sitting on His Throne Before 24 Elders, The Sovereign One With Wisdom in His Wings, and share the gospel of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through Christ's Love, with a special passion for prayer, prophecy, and healing with favorite praise & worship (accompanied by Delirious, Darlene Zschech, Hillsong, Alvin Slaughter, Ron Kenoly, Terry MacAlmon, Pastor Benny Hinn, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Juanita Bynum, Donnie McClurkin, Planetshakers, Jesus Culture, Gateway Worship, New Life Worship, Jon Owens, The Merchant Band, and Hillsong United).