Asake, a gifted Nigerian Fuji-street rapper, pays respect to the innocent souls lost during his concert in the UK.
It was previously reported that a security issue forced Asake’s London performance to be canceled. Some supporters reportedly attempted to force their way into the O2 Brixton without tickets. Two concertgoers died as a result of security losing control of the situation: Rebecca Ikulomo, a mother of two, and Gabrielle Hutchinson, a 23-year-old British woman. Asake interrupted his performance last night, where he was the main act at the Flytime concert in Lagos, to pay respect to the two people who died in the stampede.
The rapper has since tendered his apologies to both fans in different social media statements. He also said he had spoken to the family of the first stampede victim, Rebecca Ikulomo. The venue’s owners, Academy Music Group (AMG), who also own the other O2 Academy venues throughout the nation, have responded to the news with a message on social media via their press office.
The Metropolitan Police are conducting an immediate investigation, reviewing video from both police body-worn cameras and footage provided on social media via SkyNews. In the wake of the incident, 2ManyDJs canceled their scheduled performance at the venue on Saturday (December 17). The performance has been moved to February 18.