The entertainment industry in Sierra Leone is still a work in progress and it is all thanks to our artistes who put in all the work to fly the music industry globally. From The Therapist to Kao Denero, Zainab Sheriff to Innocent Kuti, it is no doubt that these artistes command a large chunk of fans and following.
Here are the top 10 most-viewed Sierra Leonean music videos on YouTube brought to you by The African Dream:
10. LXG – Jombogbla (911K Views) – If you’ve watched the Jombogbla music video by LXG, you will attest to the cultural feeling the song gives and most importantly the beats that can be rocked by anyone. The video takes the ninth spot on the list.
9. Bobby – Kpei (937K Views) – Kpei is Bobby’s biggest and most-played song in the country. The indigenous singer made instant waves when the song was released 10 years ago. Kpei has been praised for its authenticity especially when it was sung in the Mende language.
8. Rozzy, I-Tribe Ft Kuami Eugene – Watasai Stone (1 Million Views) – The original song made instant waves upon its release. The remix which featured Ghanaian superstar Kuami Eugene was enough to platform the music video to a million views on YouTube.
7. Shady Baby – Nor Go Taya (1.1 Million Views) – Shady Baby’s Nor Go Taya was a street anthem when it was released in 2011. The song boasts more than a million views on YouTube, making it one of the most-watched music videos in the country.
6. Kao Denero – Green Gold (1.2 Million Views) – Kao Denero’s feature with Runtown was a huge one for the entire entertainment industry. Runtown, who was already a Nigerian sensation at the time, influenced the exposure of the song. Green Gold has also been commended for Kao Denero’s smooth rap flows.
5. Zainab Sheriff – Mamie Nar Power (1.3 Million Views) – Zainab Sheriff is one of the biggest female artistes in Sierra Leone. It shouldn’t surprise you that her single “Mamie Nar Power” could comfortably bag more than a million views on YouTube.
4. Arkman – Vanity (1.6 Million Views) – Vanity by Arkman became the most played song at a particular point in time in Sierra Leone. The music video has over 1.6 Million views on YouTube, taking the fourth position.
3. Izzy Queen ft Maxii – Please Don’t (1.83 Million Views) – Izzy Queen is one of Sierra Leone’s most talented young female musicians at the moment. The video for Please Don’t surprisingly generated a lot of views from music lovers.
2. Innocent Kuti – Pray for Me (1.83 Million Views) – Pray for Me is YouTube’s second most viewed song. It is Innocent Kuti’s biggest song of late.
1. The Therapist – Nack (4 Million Views) – Nack obviously became an international hit. It was the most played song on Boomplay and Audiomack. With hundreds of thousands of TikTok dance videos, Nack crossed borders and was even remixed by Nigerian Afrobeat artiste Mayorkun. It is The Therapist’s biggest song ever.