2005 Ugandan Dancehall Video of the week #2

So the second installment from the Uganda stash is “Bell” by DJ Micheal.

This is pretty great on a number of levels. Firstly it features a gaggle of Ugandans hanging out in some top garms. Can you spot the guy in the Burberry cap? How about those dance moves?

Secondly I really love the track, especially the unnamed female vocalist who is blatantly ripping off Lumidee.

But finally, you have to dig DJ Micheal’s entrepreneurial spirit. Dancehall is often about self promotion, but here he grabs the mic and gives airtime to Bell Lager, presumably to help fund the filming.

Once again details are bit sketchy, but I think we can safely say that the man’s work speaks for itself here.

DJ Micheal is unsurprisingly also known as DJ Michael, and there are a few more vids from him on Youtube. Many of these were a bit poppy for my tastes (and the “bling” imagery is even more grating in a Ugandan context than a US/UK one) but Muko Muko is worth checking…