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Through The Lens: Santi’s Freaky Video is out and we’re all spooked

Santi’s Freaky video is all we could ask for on a Thursday afternoon. The Monster boy has been generous with creative content in the last few months, he follows the release of his single ‘Freaky’ Feat Toronto-based R&B singer Nonso Amadi & Nigerian rapper Bridge with a video (originally meant to be released on Friday) which he premiered on The Fader today.

The video is inspired by the Nollywood horror films Santi idolized growing up, a genre his favorite director Helen Ukpabio was quite known for. The video features Santi as an exorcist who can’t be trusted and a woman out to destroy Nonso Amadi and Bridge.

Speaking to The FADER via email, Santi said: “With ‘Freaky,’ our vision was to pay homage to the vintage Nollywood horror by telling the story of an evil girl and a Nigerian exorcist played by me. In those traditional films, the priests always shows up at the end of the movie because it symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. However in ‘Freaky’ the exorcist has a creepy feel to him, this was inspired by the unpredictability of Korean movies where certain exorcists aren’t necessarily painted in a good image. It is a dark video that pays homage to its ancestors while telling the story of a girl who wants nothing but to destroy the souls of men”

Check out Santi’s Freaky video below:

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