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.
Be sure to continue Visiting Sierraloaded to see who makes the list.
12. Double Bangz
UK-Based, Sierra Leonean Afrobeat duo are really taking the Afrobeats realm by storm. They are young talented singers, rappers and song writers originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa. They are dynamic, lyrically innovative and flare with passion.
2015 in the Sierra Leone music industry would not go in the history books if “Circulate” is not talked about.
The duo are responsible for the classic single that gave Sierra Leone music a sign of existence in the African music scene.
Double Bangz teams with legendary Congolese artist Awilo Longomba, and the result is a fun and infectious song “Circulate Remix”.
Their follow up single “Gbashy Gbashy” is also an infectious Highlife/Afrobeat high tempo club banger, in which the duo have delved deep into the krio vocabulary to chant ironic and metaphoric laughter to their doubters “Gbashy Gbashy” “Bone koba eye”.
The song is also another step up for the duo as they continue to take a bigger stake into the Sierra Leone music industry or at least the perfect follow up to the popular Circulate.
Circulate (Remix) Ft. Awilo Longomba