The British-Nigerian singer Bumi Thomas who we featured recently on our Dwatchlist column has debuted on the UK iTunes chart with her “Broken Silence” EP. The project debuted on the charts at number 43 on Tuesday, July 7, and climbed to the 33rd spot the next day.
Bumi Thomas recently secured the support of Labour MP David Lammy in her battle with the UK Home office to be recognised as a British Citizen. A few days ago, MP David Lammy threw his weight behind her struggle and used his influence to direct a question to the secretary of state Priti Patel on twitter with the Guardian newspaper story attached to his post.
“Despite so many assurances given by @pritipatel the hostile environment goes on and on” THIS IS MEAN-SPIRITED AND VINDICTIVE, he wrote in the viral post.
And as a result, Bumi Thomas’s thrilling story trended in the UK on Wednesday, July 8, bringing the much-deserved awareness to her new EP, “Broken Silence”, contributing to its recent success on the charts.
Broken Silence is produced by independent label 528 Music Global producer Osiki Ojo. Award-winning singer-songwriter “Michelle Escoffery” who is co-owner of 528 Music Global, contributed to the song “Ekueme” with Cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson. Jazz singer-songwriter Randolph Matthews contributed his talent to the opening song of the EP “Soul Harmony”, Jamaican based artist Martei Korley contributed his talent to “Black Child”, UK based singer-songwriter Aina More contributes her talent to “FIRE” and MR Segun Thomas contributes his wisdom to the single “Leso Leso”. Mr Segun Thomas is Bumi Thomas Father.
The EP has also debuted on the Luxembourg Itunes album charts at number 6 and currently sits on the top of the UK Itunes RnB/Soul charts.