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.

MDG – #17

With his infectious energy, magnetic stage presence, and lyrical depth, MDG continues to evolve as an artist, captivating audiences worldwide with his authentic voice and unwavering passion for music.

From the vibrant streets of Freetown to the bustling metropolis of Washington D.C., Dennis Foray Bundu, aka My Dearest Gift (MDG) is a symphony of sounds reflecting his unique blend of experiences and influences.

Since 2003, MDG has honed his lyrical prowess in both English and his Native language Krio inspired by his musical idol, the legendary Michael Jackson.

In 2021, MDG was ranked the #20 on the hottest artiste list but missed out in 2022. This year, he has ascended up the ranks following an impressive 12 months with unwavering consistency and excellence in his craft. “Formality”, “Tang En Gate”, “Bad Man Warrior”, “Na Dae Oil Dae” and “All Night Long” are songs he serenaded us with throughout 2023.

His musical creations resonated globally, earning him not only a prestigious recognition award in the United States but also a unique accolade of his song being studied in a college classroom abroad.

Beyond borders, MDG showcased his musical prowess by collaborating with international talents. Notably, he shared the stage with the legendary Nigerian duo P-Square during their electrifying live concert in the US, leaving an indelible mark on the audience with his captivating performance.

In June, MDG revolutionized the music scene with his new song, “Na Dae Oil Dae.” Since its debut, “Na Dae Oil Dae” received airplay and success. The ear-pleasing sound of “That is where the Oil is” is ideal for allowing people to appreciate MDG’s lyrical skill.

Without an iota of doubt, MDG has earned a well deserving #17 spot among the 20 Hottest Artistes in Sierra Leone 2023.