- Words Notion Staff
- Photography Deja Naya McCombe for Notion
East London six-piece, NSG, reveal their new single "Petite" and pick 10 Afrobeats tracks that you need to hear.
Consisting of six members – Kruddz, Mxjib, Mojo, OGD, Dope and Papii Abz – NSG is the pioneering collective that’s always innovating with their addictive blend of laidback Afrobeats, with Hip-Hop and R&B.
Bursting onto the scene in 2019 with their runaway hit “Options”, NSG has earned an astounding amount of streams and consistent spots in the Top 40 chart with a string of successful releases including “Colonization” and “Kate Winslet”. NSG are back with their signature infectious sound, revealing their late summer contender “Petite”.
Making history as the first act to hit the #1 spot on the Official Afrobeats Chart, winning ‘Visual of the Year’ at the MOBOs, as well as launching The Area Bar in Accra, Ghana – NSG are pushing the Afro-inspired cultural scene forward, striving for excellence in all they do. “We’re not looking at a United Kingdom thing, we’re looking at a global thing,” they promise, confirming their plans for world domination.
Celebrating the release of “Petite”, NSG pick 10 Afrobeats tracks exclusively for Notion that you need to hear.
"Essence" by Wizkid, Tems, Justin Bieber
"Another stepping stone in history for this feel good genre; Afrobeats! We’re about to enter new heights as more people are about to discover this genre. ‘Essence’ is perfect because it’s genuinely a FEEL GOOD song 🔥"
"Petite" by NSG
"This track symbolises PARTY! You hear this song and you just wanna be on the dance floor shaking it! Produced by Jae5 so it’s just infectious from the second it starts. We all haven’t boogied in a while due to the pandemic so when shaking it plz don’t break it!"
"Feeling" by Ladipoe, Buju
"“Feeling” embraces the goodness you feel when you listen to the genre. “I like the way I’m feeling now”. Buju with a catchy hook that just sucks you in every time you hear it."
"Lazarus (feat. Boj)" by Dave
"Another Jae5 production so you already know it’s nothing but fire! Dave delivering crazy verses on this one and Boj with a simple but yet infectious hook!"
"Understand" by Omah Lay
"This song is pure vibes from the jump! With deep lyrics and a very catchy chorus; you’ll catch cruise listening to this one. Omah Lay constantly giving us songs to remember."
"Bloody Samaritan" by Ayra Starr
"One of the future stars of the genre, Ayra Starr delivers a banger off her album that just makes you move regardless of what you’re doing!"
"Soundgasm" by Rema
"The title says it all, the sounds that this song is giving is truly orgasmic to the ears. Take a listen and you’ll hear it! Rema continuously giving us melodies that makes you remember the song after one listen!"
"Outside" by Buju
"Outside is opened again, the world is slowly going back to normality; this song is perfect for that first song you play on your night out. A riddim!"
"Colonization" by NSG
"The genre commonly known for the feel good vibes, this song is feel good vibes with meaning! Touching on matters that has framed a lot of individuals of the diasporas. This song has a deeper meaning to it, still you’re able to shake a leg to it."
"Monalisa" by Sarz & Lojay
"Once you press play on this song it hits you instantly! A hit indeed! Simple song but the instrumental and catchy lyrics are everything."