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.

LXG – #18

LXG, Sierra Leone’s famous award-winning group comprises the exceptional talents of Nega Don, Pretty S, and Kass. Renowned for their exceptional sounds crafted over the years, the team’s recent releases in 2023 have silenced any doubts about their temporary absence from the spotlight.

Despite a quieter period in the last few years, LXG’s musical prowess resurfaced emphatically this year with a series of standout tracks and collaborations that reaffirm their dominance in the industry.

Their latest offering, “Na We Get D Pawer,” featuring Arkman, stands as a testament to LXG’s continued excellence, reaffirming their status as Sierra Leone’s pride in the music industry.

Teaming up with Empress P, LXG contributed to the powerful song “Dem Say,” showcasing their versatility and ability to collaborate seamlessly with other artists.

In a noteworthy collaboration with Kontri Boss on “ReBirth,” LXG’s very own Kass displayed his dynamic musical prowess on the track titled “Nobody Holy,” solidifying the group’s reputation for delivering top-notch performances.

Their presence isn’t limited to their own releases alone; LXG also lent their musical prowess to elevate other artists’ works. Their collaboration with singer-songwriter Charles Joe Koroma, known as C-Joe, on the track “Money,” has become an anthem in clubs, showcasing LXG’s ability to infuse their unique sound into diverse musical landscapes.

LXG’s return to the forefront of Sierra Leone’s music scene with these remarkable collaborations and chart-topping tracks affirms their place as a musical powerhouse, poised to continue making waves and leaving an indelible mark on the industry.