ZJ Elektra of Zip FM in Jamaica got the crowd going with some old school reggae. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
ZJ Elektra of Zip FM in Jamaica got the crowd going with some old school reggae. *Photo by Kageaki Smith

Who run the world? Girls. Who run the world? Girls.

As the song played, hundreds of women sang along, gyrated their hips and put their fists in the air as Girl Power reigned in Bermuda.

The first ever Girl Power Bermuda event was a huge success. Hundreds came out to witness this amazing party phenomenon.

From dirty down south music to pumped up soca, the all-female DJ line-up killed it and had the crowd wanting more.

DJ Black Swan warmed up the crowd before 11pm with some R&B from the 90s and early 2000s.

She was on a roll but in my opinion was interrupted when Powel Girl introduced Miss Malz to come to the stage.

From her lackluste “good evening Bermuda” to her lack of stage presence, this performer was not up to the same level as the other amazing talent.

The performance put a damper on the beginning of a good party.

But thanks to DJ Traci Steele, the crowd was rocking from song one with her ATL style.

Now I am not a fan of southern hip-hop but DJ Traci had me dancing and got the crowd going.

And by the time ZJ Elektra of Zip FM in Jamaica came to the stage, everybody was ready to party.

She started with some old school reggae, which of course got the Bermudian crowd going.

But what really turned the party up was when she started to play soca.

DJ Revs, the Toronto soca DJ, wasn’t able to perform as she was hospitalized when she landed in Bermuda.

But ZJ Elektra played hit after hit causing many partygoers, myself included, to get a little “wotless” (or carefree), and dance on the platforms.

By this time, the party was in full swing and it appeared everyone was having a great time.

Soca artist Tizzy took to the stage and gave a high-energy performance that only made the crowd go wilder.

While many Bermudians have a love hate relationship with soca, everybody loved Tizzy that night.

She jumped around, wined her waist and caused the crowd to go into a frenzy.

By the time she got off stage, the energy was still buzzing.

ZJ Elektra returned to the stage and played another great reggae mix.

This party definitely goes down as one of the best in recent years, definitely the best of the summer so far.

And it was nice to see Bermudians let go of their inhibitions and just party.

Who are we? What we run? The world. Who run the world? Girls.

There was a good-sized crowd at Barr's Bay Park *Photo by Kageaki Smith