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..


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9. Yung Sal

Call him the “The Badman ”, Yung Sall is undoubtedly one of Sierra Leone most promising acts for the present and the future. He made the genre viable with the way he fuses melody with punchy bars that catch the attention of the average rap listener.

Yung Sal remarkable efforts have paved the way for the new generation of Sierra Leone up coming stars, he is definitely one of the leaders of the new school.


Without creating controversies, appearing on red carpets every weekends, or even putting out any body of work for an extended period, Yung Sal still managed to stay relevant. He was not actively releasing new music every week but he was excelling with the music business in Sierra Leone since his come back in 2015.

Y’all will agree he’s got everything that should aid a smooth transition to the top. A fine rapper who’s got Africa dancing to his music, Yung Sall has continued to drop hit after hit, like “Kam Join We”, “Bad”, “D Bahd Man Party”, giving Sierra Leone music a whole new dance hall dimension, meaning and twist.

Yung Sal’s already-blossoming career took an even bigger jump in April when He signed a professional recording contract with Entertainment management company , LINX Inc. Big ups to the Bari Starz Muzik Boss who sits comfortably at #9 in the 20 Hottest Artists In Sierra Leone 2016.