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Fans injured and Asake show stopped due to safety concerns

By Megue Bondoki Dec 16, 2022
The scene of the aftermath of the concert cancellationMandatory Credit: Photo by James Veysey/Shutterstock (13670423n) The scene outside Brixton Academy Crowd crush at Asake concert, O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK

Asake’s London concert was stopped 10 minutes in due to safety concerns after fans were injured in a crush outside the venue. Three women are in hospital in a critical condition.

Police arrived when thousands of fans gathered outside trying to gain entry to the gig at the Brixton O2 Academy on December 15.

It was the last day of his highly anticipated, sold-out, three-day run. The first two days had great reviews from fans, following his Birmingham show, which had received backlash due to his late arrival on stage. He arrived on time and put on a great show.

KU student Munira Jimbah said: “I watched the whole nine minutes of his performance everything was perfect the vibes were immaculate and then he announced the concert was cancelled. It was the security’s fault because they were rushing people in. “

Crowds booed as he left the stage. The Police escorted everyone out and ambulances were called to the venue to tend to people who were injured.

Fans uploaded videos of the event and posted them on social media. Fans who paid for the concert tickets are demanding a refund.

Backstage assistant for the Asake concert and KU student Tolu Idowu said: “We are trying to reduce the negative media narrative. The Monday and Tuesday shows were good.”

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