Gilbert Alasa

Rookie - 0 Points (Edo State, Nigeria)

Biography of Gilbert Alasa

Gilbert Alasa is an award-winning poet, playwright, lyricist, presenter, translator and a cutting-edge author. He is a student of the University of Benin, Edo state in Nigeria. He has written numerous articles some of which have been published in local and international journals. He is a committed journalist with a knack for unusual stories. Gilbert doubles as a social crusader.
He is a recipient of numerous awards and academic recognitions. In 2011, Gilbert won the coveted Coca-Cola/The Nation newspaper Reporter of the Year Award and the Opinion Writing Prize, the same year. He is a freelancer with various print and on-line media outfits.
He is a fast learner with an unflinching flair for social entrepreneurship, investment and technology. He is editor of Genex Magazine and President of Campus Eye, a media organisation that seeks to chart a new course for Nigerian students.
When not writing, Gilbert watches soccer, meditates or simply hangs out with friends.

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The Forsaken Limits

When I chose to pitch this tent
Beyond these forbidden limits, I sense
A sweaty embrace of a lonely realm
This bewitching little, little cares now I crave

Yet, old paternal pledges forbade
Flocking filthy trails amidst phony folks
Lost in the rhythm of vicious lots
Serving a master I do not know

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