Asake pays tribute to victims of UK concert crush at Lagos show

Singer Asake

Singer Asake has paid an emotional tribute to those who died and others injured during a stampede at his concert in London.

Lambeth Police confirmed that many people were seriously injured and some have been hospitalised after a large crowd tried to get into Brixton O2 Academy without tickets to watch Asake perform.

Two women, Rebecca Ikumelo aged 33 and Gabriella Hutchinson, a 23-year-old female security guard died following the injuries she sustained from the stampede.

During his performance at the Flytime concert in Lagos on Thursday, Asake paused the show to pay tribute to the two lives that were lost as a result of the chaos.

“Inside of me, I feel pained for them. May their soul rest on peace. But before we go I just want to us to observe a minute silence for them, those who lost theirs lives in London. We love them, may God be with them,” the singer said.

The Metropolitan Police disclosed that a third woman, 21, who was still receiving treatment, was in critical condition.