Nigerians Mourn Presenter Tosyn Bucknor Whose Voice Goes Silent At 37

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The popular radio presenter and entertainer Tosyn Bucknor has died at the age of 37 from complications from sickle cell disease. Bucknor, was populalry known as the Voice of Lagos, for her early morning shows that aired on two local radio stations and attracted a large following among young Nigerians.

Tosyn, as she was popularly known, was found dead by her husband, Aurelien Boyer, a French national, when he arrived home from work on Monday night, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

A graduate of law from the University of Lagos, Tosyn was born with sickle cell anaemia which prompted her to start ‘These Genes Project’ to help people with the condition.

In November 2015, Tosyn and Aurélien Boyer had their traditional wedding surrounded by family and friends in Lagos followed by a white wedding in France.

The journalist 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.

In her lifetime, Tosyn Bucknor 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.

@Poojamedia wrote, “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!”

@Busayo_cole tweeted, “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.”

@Vjadams said, “Ahhhh I’m heartbroken.. RIP TosynBuknor”

@Bahdosky tweeted, “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.”

Until her death, the OAP who also doubled as a vlogger, was a staff of Inspiration FM where she hosted her own morning talk show.

Tosyn’s father, Segun Bucknor, who was a popular musician and journalist, died in 2017.

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