Nex Chapta
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Nex Chapta

Port-of-Spain, City of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago | Established. Jan 01, 2016 | SELF

Port-of-Spain, City of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago | SELF
Established on Jan, 2016
Band World Reggae





“Good Morning Rasta” is the first ever release from Nex Chapta and is a Reggae social commentary on the difficult times that the world faces today. The song highlights the negativity pervading society while delivering a hopeful message. The track features vocals, drums and bass guitar reminiscent of roots reggae but injects different elements of soul through the other instruments featured. The song’s lyrics are simple and honest and are meant to appeal to the listener’s honest desires for a better world. John G used this song to put into words the widespread social unease in the band’s home country of Trinidad and Tobago caused by increasing crime levels and public dissatisfaction with the political leadership. Nex Chapta’s mission is to promote a message of love, awareness and positivity through musical expression. “Good Morning Rasta” is dedicated to the lives lost to senseless killings and perpetuated hatred. Spread love and peace instead..." - Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio

"Nex Chapta Music That Speaks for the People"

"One important thing…
that we’ve learned is that music and the music business are two entirely different things and too survive as a musician you have to understand that. Music is life and once you live your create. The music business is as unforgiving as any business and musicians may get
blinded by the fun of creating music at times and forget that creating and promoting a brand and cultivating a following is essential to earn a living from your creations..." - American Pride Magazine

"Put on Ya Dancin’ Shoes: Reggae, Rocksteady, Ska"

"Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Nex Chapta’s “Good Morning Rasta” is social commentary set to head-nodding rhythm. Although grounded in traditional reggae with the bass and drums, the use of acoustic guitar on both the rhythm and lead traverses the song into reggae-fusion territory. Don’t let that dissuade you from this song however, it’s more future-roots than UB40..." - Mark Anderson - Senior Editor, YabYum Music + Arts Blog

"Respect | Nex Chapta"

"...A stylistically unique Reggae Band from day one, the members of Nex Chapta have been been singing, performing, and playing in sync as if they’d been together their entire musical careers. Throughout the course of the band’s union, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life; performing at a variety of venues, all the while recording new music..." - Irie Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.




The reggae fusion band Nex Chapta™ hails from the twin island country of Trinidad and Tobago and comprises husband and wife duo John G and Jackii G (vocals), brother Kwami Morrison (guitar) and friend Mikhel Carter (percussion). They specialize in acoustic reggae music performances infused with Caribbean cultural origins. Nex Chapta is characterized by an uncommercialized and full-blooded sound that relies heavily on guitar and African drum patterns. Their sound is coloured by John’s gritty and earthy vocal tone and Jackii’s light and warm tone.


The name “Nex Chapta” symbolizes progressive change. Their journey began in 2016 with common goals to create music that would move hearts and souls in a positive way and heal society by injecting a message of family, love, awareness, hope and the active pursuit of good vibrations. They drew major inspiration from artists like Bob Marley & The Wailers, Sizzla Kalonji, Buju Banton and Lauryn Hill. Their songs create moods defined as progressive, intellectual, conscious, radical, spiritual and positive.

In 2016 they released their first single “Good Morning Rasta” which was well received by local and online radio and featured for 13 weeks on the Foundation Radio Network’s Top 30 Music Chart and South Florida Top 25 Reggae Chart. Over 2016/2017 they also released their singles "Zion" and "Living the Dream".

Gaining traction in 2017 the band opened for reggae/dancehall legends Beenie Man and Bounty Killer at the Guinness Fully Loaded Concert. Later on in 2017, Nex Chapta went on to perform at the welcome party for the young reggae icon Chronixx who headlined the One Heart Caribbean Concert in Trinidad.

2018 has been an amazing year so far for the band. In addition to performing at several bars and lounges around Trinidad and Tobago, they were the featured act in the April edition of the True Talk No Lie Open Mic & Concert Series. Nex Chapta broke into the festival scene and showcased its music in front of Caribbean folk and jazz fans at the New Fire Festival and I am Jazz Festival. They also opened for reggae/dancehall headliners Tanya Stephens and Tarrus Riley at the world famous Tobago Jazz Experience.


Nex Chapta is now aiming to become regulars at regional and international music festivals and hit songwriters for radio, television, film, and commercial placement. They play regularly at the Kaiso Blues Cafe in Port-of-Spain and feature from time-to-time on the main stages of local concerts and music festivals. When they’re not playing on stages all over the island, they are hard at work recording new songs.

The next step for the band is to complete its first EP. This EP will feature a collection of songs dealing with the numerous notions and emotions relating to the human condition, done in Nex Chapta’s unique and rootsy style. This collection is sure to showcase a spirit of Reggae that can only originate from the cultural melting pot that is Trinidad and Tobago. They plan to release new singles off of their upcoming EP sometime in the coming months.