Santi & Kida Kudz let out dark 'Raw Dinner' visuals
Santi portrays horror-esque visuals for ‘Raw Dinner’ fting Kida Kudz; taken from Mandy & The Jungle.
After the release of his latest album, Santi is dropping videos from the project - the first being this. Amongst an excellent campaign of cinematography the Nigerian-born artist dropped a short movie last week based around the record; and now has dropped the official music video.
“Raw dinner, she don’t taste like anything”
With a heavy influence of red and black colouring, Santi (who directed the visuals also) portrays a somewhat sinister, dark, and voodoo-esque evil. The “vision of Afropop’s future” (Fader, 2019), steps into this eerie realm with softly spoken tones, thudding kicks, and colossal groove. Kida Kudz plays his role perfectly, as he steps into the mix with a voice containing more tonalities, and rap-flows.
From the prominent lyric above, taken from the record, it leaves little to the imagination of what this track is dedicated to. What’s interesting is Santi’s us of visuals attached to these lyrics - badass women who’s eyes cloud over; creepy surgical locations; missing children; zombies; mysterious symbols; old ass witches; and a female figure seemingly akin to the status held by the likes of Cleopatra. In any case, confusing or clear for you, the visuals are intriguing and lead for a great viewing. It’s always enjoyable to see an artist deliver with innovative video like this.
A quote from Santi on the visuals ad record:
“Raw Dinner is a short film set and shot in Lagos. The video and story are heavily influenced by horror movies, fairy tales and elements of dark comedy. It tells the story of a duo who hunt spirits and protect the city from evil and a girl they find with unlimited potential of power. They eventually form a trio but the girl soon realises that her true roots are evil and embraces them. The song and melody of Raw Dinner has a dark feel to it, and I wanted to explore the possibilities of creating something memorable to a special song. Throughout the video I tapped into various old influences. Such as old Nollywood influences as well as music we heard in birthday parties as kids, combining a lot of film and musical elements to give Raw Dinner this feel.”