Last night, a number of people were injured during a crowd crush at a concert by Nigerian singer Asake at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Eight of those people were hospitalized, and three remain in critical condition. According to reports, large crowds outside the venue – some without tickets and others denied entry due to fake tickets – attempted to force their way in, leading to the show being called off early.
“My heart is with those who were injured last night and caused any form of discomfort. I pray you get well soonest,” Asake wrote in an Instagram post today. “I am also in the process of reaching out to individuals. I still do not have the full brief from the venue management themselves as to what led to the disruption at the entrance of the Brixton Academy, but we are thankful that all was peaceful at the end.”
Asake’s debut album, Mr. Money With the Vibe, was released earlier this year.
— Solomon Smith (@sollysworld) December 15, 2022
Asake concert Brixton 15th… can you imagine my first concert and it turns out like this pic.twitter.com/4wWKgvZ5Zm
— ghostingdoll (@elsie_leimu) December 15, 2022