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Asake’s Brixton Concert; Another Woman Dies After Stampede

Another casualty from singer, Asake’s Brixton academy concert has sadly passed on, bringing the number of lives lost to 2

Asake's Brixton Concert; Another Woman Dies After Stampede
The second lady who passed on at Asake’s Brixton concert

In the wee hours of December 19, 2022, 23-year-old Gabrielle Hutchinson passed away in the hospital. Hutchinson was one of the hired security personnel for the occasion that evening.

The first victim was a woman, Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, who passed away from her wounds received at the performance. Dec. 17, early on a Saturday, she passed away.

A third woman, age 21, is still in the hospital and is in critical condition.

The three women were all in the building’s lobby in south London when the crush gravely injured them, according to the Metropolitan Police.

Eight people were taken to hospital with injuries following the incident on Thursday night, Dec. 15.

Police said they were called to reports of a “large number of people attempting to force entry to the venue”, where Afrobeat artist Asake was performing.

The Nigerian musician was forced to abandon the gig after performing three songs and released a statement saying his “heart is with those who were injured”.

Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove said: “It is devastating news that a second person has lost their life following the events on Thursday.

“I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to Gabrielle’s family at this unimaginably difficult time.”

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Meanwhile on Monday, Asake took to his social media to mourn the death of one of the critically injured victims from the stampede

sake revealed that he is “devastated” following the death of one Rebecca Ikumelo.

Asake's Brixton Concert; Another Woman Dies After Stampede
First casualty to die from the stampede, Rebecca Ikumelo.

 

The singer expressed his condolences to the family of the concert goer

while urging fans to keep her in their prayers.

He further stated that the cause of the stampede is still being investigated.

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.

Asake’s Brixton Concert had gathered close to 5,000 persons who came to watch the superstar perform

No one had envisaged that a good night of music would turn into one of horror and loss of lives

 

 

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