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.

12. Prodigy

It says a lot about the year you’ve had when on your first-ever appearance on The Hottest Artists List, you’re way up #12! And that’s how much success Prodigy has enjoyed in the last 12-18 months.


It’s been a long way coming for the young Rapper as an upcoming artiste. After releasing several singles (mostly misses), the hit finally came late in 2015: “Azz Am Bar”. That song did some major damage in the first two quarter of 2016, and then got bigger and bigger.

Taken into fact that Prodigy is now one of the best stage entertainers, the success of his singles, collaborations and more importantly, his nomination as “Young Entertainer of the Year” in the NEXTe Awards, then you see why Prodigy deserves to be among the Hottest Artists in Sierra Leone 2016.