The year 2023 has been an interesting one for Sierra Leone’s music and Entertainment Industry.

From the outset of January until the present, this vibrant sector has witnessed an influx of new and talented artists, leaving an indelible mark on the country’s music landscape.

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

Sierraloaded, Sierra Leone’s leading platform re-introduced the “Hottest Artiste List” back in 2021. This annual tradition offers an unfiltered assessment of the artists who have not only shaped but also defined the musical landscape of Sierra Leone throughout the year.

The Hottest Artiste List meticulously highlights those entertainers who have achieved the most significant milestones. This includes artists who scored chart-topping hits, embarked on successful tours, made substantial moves in both the local and international music scenes, won prestigious awards, and, most importantly, the people weโ€™ve listened to and danced to for the past 12 months.

In a year marked by artistic innovation and creative excellence, Sierra Leone’s music and entertainment industry continues to flourish, demonstrating the country’s immense talent and potential on both the national and international stages.

As the year draws to a close, Sierraloaded will systematically reveal the 20 Hottest Artiste in Sierra Leone starting from December 10. As you eagerly await the unveiling, be sure you are following Sierraloaded on social media platforms to celebrate these exceptional individuals who have made this year a sonically unforgettable one.


Empress Pee – #20

Philka Tenneh Kamara, fondly known as Empress Pee, shines as a remarkable female rapper hailing from the vibrant music landscape of Sierra Leone. Adorned with a slew of prestigious awards, she holds a distinguished position as one of the country’s most eminent female artists.

Under the banner of Reems Entertainment, Empress Pee has crafted an illustrious artistic journey, cementing her place as a prominent figure within Sierra Leone’s dynamic entertainment scene.

Ridding off the success of her 2022 collaboration with Nigerian Superstar Teni, Empress P kicked off 2023 with the release of “Pressure,” a compelling track featuring the talents of M.I.C and MC Caro, a renowned Liberian singer and songwriter. This collaboration not only highlights her ability to weave together diverse musical styles but also underscores her penchant for crafting engaging and resonant compositions.

Further solidifying her mark on the industry, Empress Pee joined forces with the renowned music group LXG on the track “Dem Say.” This collaboration stands as a testament to her versatility and her capacity to seamlessly blend her rap skills with the dynamic sounds of other talented artists. Like that was not enough, Empress Pee was enlisted on Wisher Baby’s debut single “Over Taking” and Bed J’s ‘If’.

Empress Pee’s consistent ability to deliver captivating music and her aptitude for collaboration across boundaries not only showcases her prowess as a rapper but also underscores her commitment to pushing the boundaries of Sierra Leonean music.

As her contributions continue to elevate the country’s musical identity on both local and international platforms, let’s celebrate her place as the #20 Hottest Artiste in Sierra Leone 2023.