Hot on the heels of the huge success of their singles ‘DRUNK GUITAR’, ‘Colonization’ and their last single ‘Petite’ which amassed over 10 million streams, hit the #1 spot on the Official Afrobeats Chart and took over the summer party season with its addictive hooks and JAE5-beats, the always innovative, six-piece east London, Afro-fusion collective NSG have returned with their defiant, new single ‘Only God Can Judge Me’ – produced by 4playand featuring the dynamic Birmingham-based rapper Mist.
Showing no signs of slowing down before the end of the year - recently announcing their upcoming ROOTS AFRICA TOUR next month with dates in Zambia, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria and being nominated for ‘Best African Act’ at the upcoming MOBO Awards where they are also set to perform - the release of ‘Only God Can Judge Me’ along with its must-see visual (directed by Kevin Hudson and NSG’s Kruddz) and the forthcoming release of their just-announced 3-track ‘Headliner’ EP on December 9th will see NSG closing 2021 with a bang.
Speaking on the new single ‘Only God Can Judge Me’, NSG said:
“It’s exactly what it says on the tin. There are things we do behind closed doors, and there are some things we are brave enough to do freely, but at the end of the day it’s only baba God who can judge all of us, but for now this is the NSG way. The area boy way.”
Once again fusing their signature sound of laidback Afrobeats with UK and US Hip-Hop and R&B and tropical Caribbean influences – which has helped them to garner a staggering amount of streams across their tracks and visuals and earned them a UK Top 10 and a slew of Top 40 hits – in addition to ‘Only God Can Judge Me’, the upcoming ‘Headliner’ EP will also feature the tracks ‘Suzanna’ ft Patoranking (prod by JAE5) and the project’s title track ‘Headliner’ (prod by 4play).
Best described as a brotherhood, members Kruddz, Mxjib, Mojo, OGD, Dopeand Papii Abz were already consistently bringing major heat to the UK underground scene before bursting into the mainstream with their 2019 summer hit ‘Options’ and a subsequent string of infectious releases including ‘OT Bop’, ‘Lupita’ and ‘Kate Winslet’. Building on their runaway 2020 successes – including the pinnacle summer release of the mixtape ‘Roots’which NME described as a project that ‘lives up to their chart-topping reputation’, making history as the first act to hit the #1 spot on the Official Afrobeats Chart, winning ‘Visual of the Year’ at the return of the MOBOs, as well as the impactful launch of staple The Area Bar in Accra, Ghana – NSG continue to strive to shine in their own lane, while pushing forward the Afro-inspired cultural scene they have passionately helped to pioneer.
Confirming their plans for global domination, NSG say ‘we’re not looking at a United Kingdom thing, we’re looking at a global thing.’ – and with more new music set to be released next month and much more to come in 2022, they are well on their way!
ROOTS AFRICA TOUR dates
Fri December 10th Bigtree Arena | Lusaka, Zambia
Sun December 12th Winning Post, Ngong Racecourse | Nairobi, Kenya
Sat December 18th Ultima Studios | Lagos, Nigeria
Thurs December 23rd Enclave Garden | Accra, Ghana