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. Updates

A Solemn Journey

Everyone thronged his hole
Wondering where the ugly chap
Hid his bald head
From behind emerged

Happily messaged flies, panting at no ease
With pleasure their wings fly
We saw Mr. Fox in his last dance
Turned down from looking at anyone

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