In good time to end our theme of the month, Santi takes on 90's Nollywood Horror in the visuals for his recent hit single 'Freaky". Produced by fellow Monster Boy, Genio Bambino and sampling "Shobeedobee" by Ikechukwu, the video for Freaky adopts the look and feel of films directed by Helen Ukpabio, where Santi plays an exorcist who is an unlikely villain in this surrealist depiction of a story about an evil girl who is out to destroy men. Premiered on the Fader, Freaky is filled with close-ups and cut backs that are common with Asian cinema, one of Santi's favourite pastimes and source of inspiration making the video more grounded in the artist himself rather than his ambitions.
Very Karishika inspired, the colors range from gray hues to blood red, and following the rule of symmetry that is common in Japanese flicks, there is always a center of interest followed by distorted images here and there until the switch up exhibited as ACT II where Nonso Amadi croons about a relationship gone sour . Typical with old Nollywood films, the video ends with the quote "To God be the Glory" ,though it doesn't have the expected end of victory over evil.
Directed by Santi
Director Of Photography - Jullz Bek & SAN
Edited by Santi & Chuka Okonjo
Set design : 512 Activity, Conel Vanzyl, Soul G & TSE
Watch Freaky below.