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Album Review: La Dispute ‘Wildlife’

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UK Release October 3rd 2011 on No Sleep Records

La Dispute are a band that pack a punch. ‘Wildlife’ is a non-stop assault on the ears, an album consisting of 14 tracks documenting the struggles of a fictional author, each song portraying either a short story or monologue created by this author. ‘Wildlife’ is a masterpiece.

 

The first monologue ‘A Departure’ opens the album, creeping in with an atmospheric introduction, followed by Jordan Dreyer’s trademark erratic vocals blasting out. This leads into lead single ‘Harder Harmonies’, a ferocious outburst of powerful drums and At The Drive-In-esque guitars, interrupted by a sudden change of pace before it restarts and returns to its earlier intensity.

 

‘Edit Your Hometown’ provides a more upbeat sound, yet still tells a tale of struggling, and is followed by the poignant ‘A Letter’, which outlines the innermost feelings of the fictional author, his regrets and analysis on his life’s events.

 

‘The Most Beautiful Bitter Fruit’ illustrates the author’s inability to participate in casual sex, and explores his reasoning behind it. This could be an incredibly cliché track due to the nature of its content, but the result is passionate and comforting.

 

As the album reaches it’s halfway point, the mood darkens and events such as accidentally murdering a child (‘King Park’), a schizophrenic attacking his father (‘Edward Benz, 27 Times’), and children dying of cancer (‘I See Everything’). The lyrics to these songs are heartbreaking, and the music perfectly accompanies them, conjuring feelings of despair and loss.

 

As ‘Wildlife’ closes, ‘all our bruised bodies and the whole heart shrinks’ offers an overview of others’ tragedies, whilst the author questions his capability to cope when times get tough. Final track ‘You and I in Unison’ deals with the authors inability to let the past go, and demonstrates how his previous relationship is still affecting everything he does. The closing line ‘until I die I will sing our names in unison’ offers one of the most heartfelt, desperate sentiments on the album and echoes in the ears long after it has been delivered.

 

No amount of adjectives can accurately describe the rollercoaster that is ‘Wildlife’. La Dispute are a unique creature in the current scene, a band that have worked their way up, generated a certain level of buzz, and continued to create new, exciting, excellent music. Their combination of spoken word and post-hardcore works, Dreyer’s lyricism is flawless, and La Dispute have produced one of the best albums of the year by far.

 

Review by Megan Davies

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“Nengi went into the shower with Ozo and Trickytee” – Ka3na

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Ex-big brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Ka3na, has made a startling revelation about Nengi, Ozo, and Trickytee.

She revealed that the trio had a shower episode during the ongoing show.

Speaking after her eviction from the show, Ka3na was asked if she felt people were playing games in the house, or are actually connected.

She replied by stating that the only person she feels has a game plan is Nengi, stating the housemate likes to be dominating and putting men in her corner.

Ka3na stated that Nengi went to the extreme when she went into the shower with Ozo and invited Trickytee to join them.

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Watch her speak below;

 

In an interview with a radio station this morning, the mother of 3 said that she and Praise didn’t have sex, that they were only aggressively cuddling in the room.

“There was no sexual intercourse whatsoever. You saw what you saw on the screen, but I was living in the house, and yeah, nothing happened,” she said.

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Ebonyi Bullion Van robbery: Suspects are dismissed soldiers – Army

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The Nigerian Army has released a statement regarding the suspects who were arrested by the Police over their alleged involvement in the Ebonyi Bullion Van robbery.

According to the statement, the suspects who were reported to be serving soldiers had been dismissed from the force over various offenses.

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RE: POLICE NAB SOLDIERS OTHERS FOR BULLION VAN ROBBERY

The attention of Headquarters 82 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to an online publication on the unfortunate Bullion Van Robbery incident at Abakaliki Ebonyi State on 29 July 2020 which led to the arrest of two suspected dismissed soldiers and other gangsters involved in the act.

It is necessary to inform the public that the so-called soldiers in the report are not personnel of the Nigerian Army since 2015 and 2018; when both Corporal Ayeni Samuel and Corporal Emeka Harrison were dismissed. The available record shows that Dismissed 03NA/53/088 Corporal Ayeni Samuel was dismissed in 2018 for desertion and pipeline vandalism at 174 Battalion.

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The dismissed soldier was attached to 174 Battalion from Command Day Secondary School Ikeja for the United Nations mission in the year 2013. Dismissed Corporal Ayeni deserted the Unit and was later arrested for pipeline vandalism at Ikorodu in 2018.

In line with Nigerian Army extant rules and regulations, Ayeni was officially tried and awarded dismissed regiment as a Corporal and not Sergeant; as claimed in the story.

Also dismissed Corporal Emeka Harrison was tried and dismissed regiment from 7 Division Garrison Maiduguri since 2015.

Colonel Aliyu Yusuf

Deputy Director of Army Public Relations 82 Division

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BBNaija Dorathy reveals why Ozo needs her (Video)

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Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Dorathy has opened up on the reason why she thought fellow housemate Ozo, needs her more than she needs him.

 

According to her, the popular housemate always wants her by his side because she helps him to make the right decision.

She also said that Ozo has a sisterly bond with her, and that was why he couldn’t do away with her.

Dorathy stated this on Monday while speaking with her female housemate friend, Lucy, about the drama surrounding Ozo, Nengi, and herself.

She also said that Ozo revealed to her his intention to get back with Nengi, adding that she is not bothered about his ‘U-turn’, but will support and respect his decisions.

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Recall that Ozo emerged the Head of House for this week’s challenge for the ‘Lockdown’ edition on Monday.

Ozo also chose Dorathy as the Deputy Head of House.

He has since promised Dorathy that he is completely done with Nengi and won’t allow himself to be played any further.

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If you recall, Ka3na while speaking in an interview yesterday mentioned that Ozo’s love interest in the house, Nengi once went into the shower with him and also tried to invite Trickytee in to join them.

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