Asake Shares Statement After Fans Critically Injured in O2 Academy Brixton Crowd Crush

    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.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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