Popular Nigerian Singer, Ahmed Ololade, known professionally as Asake, has paid an emotional tribute to those who died during a stampede at his concert in London.
The singer also paid tribute to those that got injured during his London concert.
Lambeth Police confirmed that many people were seriously injured and some have been hospitalized after a large crowd tried to get into Brixton O2 Academy without tickets to watch Asake perform.
Two people, 33-year-old concertgoer Rebecca Ikumelo and 23-year-old security guard Gaby Hutchinson, later died of their injuries.
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’s silence for them, those who lost their 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.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that he is signed to YBNL Nation and Empire Distribution. His stage name pays homage to his mother, whose first name is Asake.
Asake studied Theatre and Performing Arts at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. Although he had been releasing music since 2018, his musical career progressed further in 2020 when he released the single “Mr. Money”.
A remix with Zlatan and Peruzzi followed. He broke out in the industry when he released the 2020 single “Lady”. Olamide signed Asake to YBNL Records in February 2022. That same month he his debut extended play, Ololade, which featured his breakthrough song “Omo Ope” featuring Olamide.
A second single from the EP, “Sungba”, was remixed a month later with a verse from Nigerian artist Burna Boy. In July 2022, Asake signed a distribution deal with Empire.
Asake released his debut studio album Mr. Money with the Vibe on 8 September 8 2022, seven months after the release of his debut EP. The album was supported by the hit singles, “Terminator”, “Peace Be Unto You” and the “Sungba” remix with Burna Boy.
The album received high praise from fans in his home country of Nigeria, as well as across the world and went on to break several records globally.
In 2022 Asake began his world tour, selling out the O2 Academy Brixton in London. Several people were critically injured during a crowd crush on the final date of the tour at Brixton Academy in Brixton, London.