ASBO Live: One Acen


Last night we gathered amongst the crowd and fans of rapper On Acen who took the stage at Brixton’s Electric Ballroom to play his headline show. The show was filled with energy and tunes that kept the crowd going throughout the nice. As well as a couple of surprised that made this a show you did not want to miss.

Over the past year the popularity of the rapper/R&B/Afro-swinger artist One Acen has grown. Having released a string of singles as well featuring on songs with artists such as Hardy Caprio he has put himself on the radar as an artist to watch. Playing his show at Brixton’s Electric Ballroom Acen brought a show that had the right amount of everything. A strong setlist, good production and guests for days that kept the crowd excitment and the energy strong in the air.

He released his EP Sexy Odd Rose earlier this month which was fllled with a variety of sounds all of which showed off his versalitiy and as if that wasn’t enough his show last proved as well that as good as he is as an artist he is a good performer. Just last year he sold out the Islington Academy and he has come back once again to show people what he is made off.


His setlist which included a variety of tracks including the tunes from his latest EP Sexy Odd Rose, as well as the range of songs that he has released over the years. The songs that kept the crowd going including songs such as Making You Crazy, En Route, Man Down, New Machine, Home, Family Tree, Guccichanel, Sharna, and of course his summer tune Best Life and his tune Sharna with Wstrn.

Along with a killer setlist his list of surprise guests was also one that got the crowd excited. Artists such as Wstrn, Hardy Caprio, Young T, Shakka, Tion Wayne, Ramz and more came out to support Acen on his night.


Overall the show was filled with good music, good energy and good vibes. There wasn’t a moment when the crowd wasn’t moving and the energy died except of course at the end.

The evloution of how much has changed and how much Acen has grown since playing the O2 Academy Islington is certainly one that was noticeable and if 2018 was anything to go off on then I’m sure 2019 will also be a good year for the artist.


Words: Seneo Mwamba

Images: Quincy Charles

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