– OAP Tosyn Bucknor dies at 37
She may never have recieved an award for being one of the most influential young Nigerians during her lifetime (although Tosyn won several awards that will make up for the title), but singer and OAP Tosyn Bucknor sure was.
Alex Amos, publisher of SelahAfrik recalls how she gathered youths through her S.H.A.R.E events as far back as 2010, for productive ventures and he benefitted from the network.
Tosyn Bucknor was found dead at her home by her husband Aurelien Boyer when he arrived home from work. Her sister Funke Bucknor Obruthe confirmed her demise through Instagram saying she died due to sickle cell complications.
The versatile media personality and writer was born with sickle cell anaemia. She was involved in various humanitarian projects, especially stigmatisation on sickle cell patients, cancer awareness, creating platforms for those in the creative arts, amongst other things.
Alternative Music artiste, Johnny Drille was amongst many who acknowledged her impact on his music career.
“I won’t be where I am but for Tosyn Bucknor. I am eternally grateful for the time she was with us. Pray for her family to find comfort this dark time,” he said.
Presidential aspirant Fela Durotoye described her as “one of the happiest and most loved voices.”
“Nigeria has lost one of its happiest and most loved voices & On Air Personalites, Tosyn Bucknor – Boyer and @taradurotoye and I have lost an amazing little sister.
Tara and I send our love and prayers, to her husband and family in this time of loss.
Reign in His Presence.”
The People’s Democratic Party Governorship Candidate in Lagos, Jimi Agbaje, said: “I just received a sad news of the passage of Tosyn Bucknor due to complication of sickle cell. Tosyn fought a good fight.”
Actress Funke Akindele ‘Jenifa’ wrote: “Sad! rest in peace Tosyn Bucknor. You were such a pleasant and happy lady.”
Actor and singer, Banky Wellington described Tosyn as one of his favourite people on earth.
“Yes, it was true. I really loved her. She was so full of life and incredible positive energy. I believe she is resting in a better place, but, I am hurting badly because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. This world needs more people like her. I am completely heartbroken that I lost one of my favourite people, I will miss her forever.”
Comedian Seyi Law wrote: “I am not sure your energy was comparable. You were one of the kindest persons, I have ever seen. You were too adorable. You were the life of the party.
“A voice that gave beauty to our radio. You were one of the best human beings, I have ever known. Tosin Bucknor, I celebrate your impacts and what you stood for.”
Gospel singer Obiora Obiwon said:
“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”