I’m heartbroken – London Mayor reacts to Asake’s concert disaster. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has expressed sorrow over a collision that occurred outside a South London club where Nigerian Afrobeats musician Ahmed Ololade, also known as Asake, was performing.
A large number of fans who did not have tickets reportedly tried to force entry into the arena during Asake’s Thursday sold-out concert at the O2 Academy Brixton, forcing the artist to halt the show.
Eight individuals were sent to hospitals, while two more who had less severe injuries were treated on the spot, according to a police report.
In a statement published on his Instagram on Friday, Asake expressed his sincere regret to his followers and anyone impacted by the break-in.
“My heart is with anybody hurt last night and who caused any kind of anguish,” he added. I wish you speedy recovery. Additionally, I am in the process of contacting certain people. I still don’t have the entire explanation of what caused the commotion at the Brixton Academy entrance from the venue or the management.
The Mayor tweeted on Friday in response to Rebecca Ikumelo, one of the victims who passed away in the hospital, saying, “I am grieved by the terrible loss of Rebecca Ikumelo who has very unfortunately passed following the dreadful events on Thursday night in Brixton.
“I continue to think about everyone impacted by this terrible occurrence. The inquiry into what occurred must be finished as quickly as feasible. To guarantee that anything similar doesn’t happen again, City Hall is in touch with venues and authorities around London.