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.


13. Rahim De Wezard

Often dubbed the “the Sierra Leone Wizkid”, Rahim’s magnificent work and contribution to the Sierra Leonean music industry had earned him undiluted respect among stake holders and his stock has risen exponentially. The young megastar has remained consistent with remarkable classic songs under his belt and is no doubt one of the strongest names to reckon with in the new times.

Riding off the success of “Tekneh”, his 2015 hit single with Sierra Leone-Liberian artiste, Alonzo; Rahim was quick to show us he is no fluke when He enlisted the effort of Nigerian pop star “Wizzboy” on the remix of previously released single “Number One”.


The Hejenah entertainment singer has also blessed us with classic soul melting songs like “Mrs Right”, “Kompa” and “Care for You” in 2016. His latest efforts saw the presence of RFM Rapper “LAJ” in “Link Up”, a song that is gradually becoming the fans favorite.

With these in mind, it’s clear Rahim De Wezard deserves his place in the #13 position on The 20 Hottest Artists in Sierra Leone 2016 list.