Tosyn Bucknor, an on-air-personality with Inspiration FM, has died aged 37.
Oluwatosin Bucknor was found dead by husband, Aurelien Boyer, a French national, when he arrived at home from work on Monday [November 19, 2018] night.
Inspiration FM announced her passing on Twitter Tuesday. “On behalf of IFM and all the OAPS we regret to announce that our sister friend and family member Tosyn Bucknor has passed on,” the radio wrote.
On behalf of IFM and all the OAPS we regret to announce that our sister friend and family member tosyn bucknor has passed on pic.twitter.com/2iE0wDrKH2
— Inspiration FM 92.3 (@IFM923) November 20, 2018
A graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, the on-air personality was born with sickle cell anaemia. She started These Genes Project to raise awareness on the condition and provide help for people who suffer from the anaemia.
Tosyn and Aurélien Boyer got married in Lagos in November 2015. They had their white wedding in France soon after.
Tosyn previously hosted the morning show at Top Radio FM.
She started her on-air-personality duties with Tee-A at Eko FM. She was also an intern at Cool FM where she hosted the Fun Hour Show on Saturdays.
Tosyn joined Top Radio after her youth service in 2009 as the only female handling a morning show.
She was nominated for several awards, including Future Awards, ELOY Awards, and Best of Nollywood.
Following news of her death, fans and colleagues alike have taken to social media to express their shock.
I have just received the sad news of the passage of Tosyn Bucknor (Area Mama) due to complications from Sickle cell.
As a healthcare professional, I am well aware of the challenges of people living with sickle cell.
Tosyn fought a good fight.
— Jimi Agbaje (@jimiagbaje) November 20, 2018
I first met Tosyn Bucknor on air way back in 2001/2 at Coolfm's 'Fanta Fun Hour.' Her energy levels and positive attitude towards life was infectious. She pursued her dreams to the Max and never let her battles with Sickle cell Anemia slow her down.
Rest now Sista pic.twitter.com/7GoJbX1kKR
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) November 20, 2018
I just heard popular Nigerian radio show host, Tosyn Bucknor is dead
I remember back in medical school how my friends and I buy Guardian Life newspaper just to read her column.
She was born with sickle cell anemia and was found dead.
Really sad day.
May God console her family. pic.twitter.com/YoBx3blhkN
— YourFavOnlineDoctor ? (@DrOlufunmilayo) November 20, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor dead and I'm having chills all over. Her career is one that has contributed to my knack for journalism/broadcasting. You cannot mention Top Radio without Tosyn Bucknor. A radio king queening among men. Will forever be missed.
— Vote TENI at #SoundCityMVP (@OreoluwaPeters) November 20, 2018
Goodnight Tosyn Bucknor!
You changed the energy level on Radio & made so many people fall in love with the profession.
Your energy was infectious.
Areeaaaaaaaaa mama. RIP. Pooja Cares! pic.twitter.com/FntQBTn67S
— POOJA… (@PoojaMedia) November 20, 2018
I wish when people died people got around to talk about the things the departed loved. Tosyn Bucknor loved the colour green, she always wore something that had green in it. She loved networking. I remember her initiative S.H.A.R.E. We will miss her zest for life. Death stings.
— Agbonsbobo (@agbonsbobo) November 20, 2018
Things You Don't Know About The Late Tosyn Bucknor .
1. She wanted to be an actress, singer and writer, before she stumbled into her career in radio.
2. She was a Law student; she even went to Law School!@Gidi_Traffic pic.twitter.com/xi5bkalib3
— ? (@paulchesky_) November 20, 2018
"Aaaaaaaaaarea, guguru morning."
This was one woman who made me fall in love with morning talkshows. Ace Journalist and an ardent Manchester United fan ???
RIP Tosyn Bucknor. You'll be remembered forever. Thank you for the pleasant memories you left behind. pic.twitter.com/hbiruhI82Z
— Daddy Hermione?? (@busayo_cole) November 20, 2018
Ahhhh I'm heartbroken.. RIP TosynBuknor
— VJADAMS #THEFIRST (@iamvjadams) November 20, 2018
Sad news for me, the music and media industry. Rest in peace Tosyn Bucknor! ???? pic.twitter.com/xdgOfEOgPC
— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) November 20, 2018
To think I still saw Tosyn Bucknor last month. This is not a palatable news for me. May God Almighty grand all her loved ones fortitude to bear this great loss. RIP to an angel pic.twitter.com/fjWjPIln6n
— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) November 20, 2018
Death took the wrong life. I’ll always remember you and all the kind words my friend. Rest well Tosyn Bucknor.?? pic.twitter.com/xFVB8bOsG7
— Tomiwa Talabi (@itsTomiwa) November 20, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor! This hurts, again. But I’m glad I met you. One of the very few media personalities in Nigeria that I looked up to. Her humility humbles you. She was an Icon but very accessible and willing to help. We have lost a gem. Rest is peace, Tosyn. Just rest. ???? pic.twitter.com/Stz4jDdahs
— Elsie Godwin (@ELSiEiSY) November 20, 2018
This is life. Here today real & moving, gone 2mrw just a memory & data on earth. Tosyn Bucknor is preaching to us in her death: That we always remember our time here's short. That we find & live daily for what matters most & ultimately in peace with our Maker. Adieu #TosynBucknor pic.twitter.com/kWUIy3Yrxd
— Obiora Obiwon (@ObioraObiwon) November 20, 2018
Can someone wake me up from dream?
This is a sad news!!!
So I won't be hearing from Tosyn Bucknor, Inspiration FM OAP again?
RIP Lady with good heart?? pic.twitter.com/YimDrpyosO
— Akinsanya Seun (@misterboboskiee) November 20, 2018
Until her death, the OAP who also doubled as a Vlogger, was an employee of Inspiration FM where she hosted her own morning talk show.
Tosyn’s father, late Segun Bucknor, who was a popular musician and journalist, passed away in 2017.
Her sister, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe, is a celebrity event planner. She is the CEO of Zaphirre Events, one of the leading events management companies in Nigeria.