In an unfortunate turn of events, one of the victims of the stampede that greeted Asake’s UK concert, Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, has died.
Mid-way through Asake’s performance at the O2 Academy arena, Brixton, Thursday night, organisers announced that they had to stop the show as the doors had been breached, creating pandemonium.
According to reports, eight people were injured, four of which were in critical condition and were being treated in a hospital.
Hours later, Asake, also known as Mr Money, apologised, saying his heart was with those injured and caused any discomfort Thursday night.
However, in a sad occurrence, the singer on Saturday afternoon announced that one of those being treated in the hospital had died.
According to reports, a postmortem will be carried out tomorrow for the late Ms Rebecca, while two other women, aged 21 and 33, remain in critical condition.
“I am devastated by the news that Rebecca Ikumelo, who was in a critical condition since Thursday, has sadly passed away.
“My sincerest condolences to her loved ones at this time. Let us, please, keep her family in our prayers. I have spoken to them and will continue to do so,” the singer wrote on Twitter.
He further noted that he is overwhelmed with grief and could never have imagined anything like this happening.
“My team and I are still awaiting the full debrief back from the venue management and the Police to determine what exactly led to all the disruption caused and ultimately to Rebecca’s passing.
“If you have any relevant information relating to this, please do reach out to the Metropolitan Police,” he added.