Watch Video : Who was Rebecca Ikumelo? More about the woman who died at Asake’s concert

At Asake concert at London’s Brixton O2 Academy, a woman died after being hurt in a crush that also injured several other people. Let’s see more about the woman who died at Asake concert in detail.

What happened at Asake concert?

The Met Police reported that “a large number of people” attempted to force their way inside the Asake concert on Thursday, forcing officials to call off the performance part way through.

Police have reported that a woman passed away during Asake concert in London as a result of a crowd.

Fans who attempted to enter a performance by Nigerian singer Asake at the O2 Academy Brixton without tickets on Thursday left three people—including Rebecca Ikumelo, 33—critically hurt.

Two other ladies, aged 21 and 23, are still in serious condition, according to London police, while Ms Ikumelo, of Newham, east London, passed away on Saturday.

Police Statement

The police chief for Lambeth and Southwark Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove made the following statement while on the scene on Friday:

“I’d like to extend my sympathies to all those who have been affected.”

“Having seen some of the upsetting images on social media our thoughts are with them.”

Police stated that they are still conducting an “urgent” investigation as specialized personnel support Ms Ikumelo’s family.

On Sunday, autopsies will be performed.

Help the Investigation

Mr Wingrove said,

“We are working incredibly closely with our partners and community members and would like to thank them for their support so far in the investigation,” 

“We would also like to thank people for coming forward with information.”

“We have set up an online page for the submission of photos and videos.”

“There were around 4,000 potential witnesses present at the time of this incident and we want to urge any members of the public with information to come forward.”

“We need your information as we try to establish what happened as quickly as we can.”

Following allegations that numerous people were attempting to force admittance during a concert by Nigerian Afrobeats singer-songwriter Asake on Thursday night, police were summoned to the location at about 9.35 p.m. (PA)

MP’s Statement

Asake said he is “praying” for those harmed on Thursday night, while Florence Eshalomi, the Labor MP for Vauxhall, wants to know what caused the crush.

The O2 Academy Brixton on the morning after the show.

(Photograph: Vuk Valcic/Zuma Press/PA Images)

Scotland Yard earlier stated that a woman was detained for allegedly assaulting an officer in connection with the incident and that detectives were reviewing video from both body-worn cameras and social media.

2manydjs cancelled the tour

Following a suspected crowd crush during Asake’s performance on Thursday, 2manydjs were forced to cancel their 20th-anniversary party at the O2 Academy Brixton. On Twitter, a statement was made that read:

“It is with pain in our hearts that we have to announce that due to the terrible events that happened at O2 Academy Brixton last night, we are being forced to postpone tomorrow’s show.”

“The new date will be on Sat 18th Feb and all tickets will be transferable or refundable.”

Who is Asake?

Asake is the stage name of Nigerian Afrobeats artist and songwriter Ahmed Ololade.

He has contracts with Empire Distribution and YBNL Nation. His stage name is a tribute to his mother, Asake, who has the first name.

Asake and Olamide’s chart-topping song “Omo Ope” were featured on his debut extended play Ololade, which was released in February 2022.

“Sungba,” another successful single from the extended play, was released and remixed a month later with a verse by Nigerian musician Burna Boy.

In July 2022, Asake and Empire also sign a distribution agreement.


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