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Watch R2Bees' New Video For 'Yesterday'

Premiere: watch the game show clip from the Ghanaian star duo off their new album, Site 15.

Ghana's R2Bees' just dropped their brand new album, Site 15, late last week.

Their third studio album sees the duo cycling through some addictive tunes with help from the likes of Wizkid, King Promise, Burna Boy, DarkoVibes, Kwesi Arthur and many others.

"Having released our breakthrough single 'I Dey Mad' 10 years ago," R2Bees tell OkayAfrica via e-mail, "Site 15 is a celebration to the growth of R2BEES and African music. Celebrating where everything started for us, in Tema, Ghana (Site 15)."

Read: The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month

Today we're premiering the lighthearted game show-style music video for standout album track "Yesterday." It follows R2Bees as they're joined by DarkoVibes and Ovawise and play matchmakers.

Watch our premiere of the new music video below and stream R2Bees new 15-song album, Site 15, underneath.

Follow our new GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.


R2Bees - Yesterday (Official Video) youtu.be



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