Asake Condolences To The Family Of The Deceased Concert Attendee

A Nigerian artist, Ahmed Ololade, known professionally as Asake, has expressed his condolences to the family of Rebecca Ikumelo, a concertgoer who died after a crowd gathered at the singer’s London event.

The concert, which was held at 02 Academy, Brixton, on Thursday, was canceled midway after fans, many of whom did not have tickets, tried to enter the venue by breaking down the gates.

Four people were seriously injured and four others were also hospitalized.

Police and other emergency service providers were called to the O2 Academy in Brixton at 9:35pm following reports that “a large number of people were trying to force their way into the venue”.

On Saturday, Ololade shared the tragic news on his Twitter account, expressing his condolences to the family of the deceased and asking for prayers for them.

“I am devastated by the news that Rebecca Ikumelo, who was in critical condition since Thursday, has sadly passed away,” he tweeted.

“My sincere condolences to your loved ones at this time. Let’s keep his family in our prayers. I have spoken to them and will continue to do so.

“I am overwhelmed with grief and could never have imagined something like this would happen.”

The Joha singer also asked fans to provide information about the incident to the police.

“My team and we are still awaiting the full report from the venue management and the police to determine what exactly led to all the disruption caused and ultimately Rebecca’s death.

“If you have any relevant information relating to this, please contact the Metropolitan Police. Thank you,” he said.

The renowned event center, O2 Academy, also expressed its condolences via Twitter.

The statement read: “Everyone at O2 Academy Brixton and Academy Music Group is deeply saddened by the news of the tragic death of Rebecca Ikumelo.

“We send our deepest condolences to Rebecca’s family and friends, and our thoughts are with everyone affected by this devastating news at this extremely difficult time.”

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