Within the time span of January 2015 and December 2015, 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.
We’re fully into the last month of 2015, and 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.
The 20 Hottest Artists in Sierra Leone 2015 list takes into account the hottest names in Sierra Leonean music scene from the last quarter of 2014 till date.
Henceforth, we’ll systematically reveal all 20 names on #TheList on a daily basis.
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13. Yung Sal
Fast forward to 2015, and he’s truly been the saviour of Sierra Leone Rap/Hip-Hop up coming acts. 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 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 putting out any body of work for an extended period, Yung Sal still managed to stay relevant. He was not actively releasing new music but he was excelling with the music business in Sierra Leone and Ghana since 2014.
Yung Sal made a successful comeback to the scene in 2015 with the release of “Central Boiz Dream” album which was well-received by critics and fans alike all over the country and beyond. Ratings 8.5/10. He unleashed a monster single off the “CBD” mixtape album “Kam Join We”, one of the biggest songs in Sierra Leone last year till date.
Other hits are: “Government” and “Marry You” that also did some damage in the last quarter of 2015, and still get some decent airplay across the country particularly with the release of the hit “Kam Join We” video.
In December, 2015, Yung Sal organised one of the the best launching concert and a pool party which went viral in the Sierra Leone music industry and it was a massive success.
He is the CEO of Bari Starz Muzik (BSM) and he calls his fans “SAL NATION”. With a lucrative deal with Airtel and Luma Marketing to crown his efforts, Yung Sal sits comfortably among The 20 Hottest Artists In Sierra Leone For 2015.
Kam Join We
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