Last year 2015, Sierraloaded kick started the 20 Hottest Artiste List. And this year, we’re back again!

We’re fully in the last month of the year 2016, and within the time span of January 2016 and December 2016, several new artists have made their entrance into the Sierra Leonean music scene.

Some have made a lot of noise with their music, but only a handful of artists really had us putting their songs on repeat, making noise when a song came on and made serious impact between the aforementioned time period.

In the last 10-12 months, we’ve witnessed the growth of several superstars with hit songs, tours, endorsements and more.

Compiled by Sierraloaded team, the list is a true, undiluted run down of the Artists that shaped, defined and led music among Sierra Leonean consumers throughout the year. It encompasses those with the hottest songs, endorsements, tours, record deals, mega moves on the local and international scene, the award winners, and in general, the people we’ve listened and danced to for the past 12 months..


Be sure to continue refreshing your Sierraloaded homepage to see who’s next.


10. New Nyle

Argue it or not, this young Man has been one of the Bosses of the Reggae/Afrobeats/Highlife scene in Sierra Leone for the last 2 years, with his catalog of classic releases growing with virtually each new single.

New Nyle embodies the word “consistency”; with over 6 class singles (plus collaborations) released in the last 10 months, he’s clearly the most unrelenting and consistent Sierra Leonean artist in the last one year. This is reflected in his miraculous inclusion up #10 in the Hottest Artiste List 2016.


The independent act took things beyond expectations in 2016 giving us singles like, “This World”, “Sexual Healing”, “Shawty”, and the most recently released “Youu” featuring Currency. The biggest of all remains the club banging single “Jin Jin” which was produced by super producer, Nashito Kulala.

It’s been onward and upward for the talented young man whose dynamic artistic sound could move him greater in 2017 if he keeps up his consistency.