John Ogu was born on 20 April, 1988, in Lagos. He is a Nigerian footballer who plays as a Central Midfielder for Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Be’er Sheva. On 23 September 2006, signed Ogu in Slovenian Premier League. And began his adult career to four seasons, and played 97 games and scored 8 goals. Atlético CP & Almería B, In summer 2010 he moved to Atlético CP playing in Third Division in Portugal, but after 6 months he moved to Almería B from Third Division in Spain. 2010-11 season was difficult for Ogu, but a breakthrough.
In March 2013, Ogu was called up to the Nigerian national side for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. He debuted against Kenya in a 1–1 draw, where he was used as a substitute to replace an injured Victor Moses. On 31 May 2013, Ogu scored his first international goal against Mexico in a friendly game which took place at the Reliant Stadium in Houston. On 9 June 2013, Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi selected John as one of 23 players to participate in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. On 18 March 2015, He was called up among 27 other players for the proposed friendly matches against Bolivia and South Africa.