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 we’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.

Kaley Bag – #12

Meet Tanba Mbayo, better known by his stage name Kaley Bag, a dynamic Afro Beat/Hip-Hop artist and accomplished songwriter. Born and raised in the culturally rich city of Bo, Kaley Bag has emerged as a significant contributor to the music and entertainment scene in Sierra Leone.

In a major musical stride, Kaley Bag unveiled his latest masterpiece in the form of an album titled “Walk With Kaley” on October 21, 2023. This highly anticipated album showcases the artist’s versatile talent, featuring a collection of 18 captivating songs that span the realms of Afro Beat and Hip-Hop genres.

What sets “Walk With Kaley” apart is not only the artist’s distinctive style but also the impressive collaborations with some of Sierra Leone’s prominent musicians. The album boasts stellar features from industry heavyweights such as Drizilik, Joel, Adefega, Xzu-B, Fantancee Wiz, Swadu, Duzzi, Paris Gold, and Jessie Jozzy.

Kaley Bag’s unique blend of Afro Beat and Hip-Hop influences, coupled with the synergy of these collaborations, has resulted in a musical journey that resonates with diverse audiences. The album is receiving widespread acclaim for its rich production, meaningful lyrics, and the seamless integration of various musical elements.

As Kaley Bag continues to make waves with “Walk With Kaley,” he solidifies his position as a rising star in Sierra Leone’s music scene. Fans and critics alike eagerly anticipate what the future holds for this talented artist, confident that his musical prowess will continue to shape and elevate the country’s entertainment landscape.