It took us time to accept that you are resting, not dead actually; because it hurts to hear that. We asked questions and contacted celebrities who are close to you before we could finally write and post that our own Tosyn Bucknor is now with the creator.
You lived for 37 years, nevertheless, you lived happily, comfortably and also made millions of Nigerians happy. When they see you or listen to your songs, they forget about recession, hunger, depression or hopelessness.
Your death was shocking. You were reportedly found unresponsive in your room by your husband after he got back from work yesterday. Unfortunately, you were confirmed dead at the hospital where you were rushed to.
Nigerians on Socual media have however trooped to their platforms to mourn Your death.
Bucknor was born to Mrs, Sola Bucknor and Mr. Segun Bucknor, a musician, in a cab on August 15. She’s sister to Funke Bucknor, CEO of Zapphaire Events. Tosyn attended Fountain Nursery and Primary School, Queens’ College, Yaba, University of Lagos (LAW) and the Nigerian Law School, Lagos (LLB). She did her National Youth Service Corps at Port Harcourt, opting to teach Literature-In-English and English at Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls’ School, Elelenwo.
Radio for Bucknor started with Tee-A on Eko89.7fm after which she interned at Cool 96.9fm where she hosted the Fun Hour Show on Saturdays. Since her youth service in 2009, Bucknor has been a morning show radio host at Top Radio90.9fm. She is the only female radio host handling the morning belt by herself.
She has won or been nominated for several awards including Future Awards, ELOY Awards, Best of Nollywood awards and more.
Bucknor hosts ‘Tosyns Buzz Live’ on Pulse TV every Friday. Her television and acting credits include:
Co-host 3Live Chicks (a TV and YouTube show)
Television Correspondent for EbonyLife Television
Guest judge on Naija Sings Season 1
Guest judge on Project Fame West Africa Season 5
Judge on Boost Freestyle Reality Show Season 2
Mentor on Project Fame West Africa Season 2
Mentor on Project Fame West Africa Season 5
Judge on God’s Kids Great Talent, City Of David, Redeemed Christian Church of God. 2012
Judge on Greensprings Pastoral Centre Talent Show (PC’s Got Talent), Greensprings School, Lekki. 2012
Plays “Osa” on TINSEL, an MNET soap opera
Plays ‘Jola’ on ‘Plus 234’, a television drama series.
Bucknor contributes to several websites, including her own blogs, and writes for television.
Her writing credits include (but not limited to):
Series writer, ‘5ve’ television series
Series writer, ‘Apprentice Africa’
Series writer, ‘Xtraconnect Gameshow’
Columnist for the Guardian on Sundays for the column, ‘Strictly for the Young’
Columnist for Wedding Planner Magazine
Columnist for Exquisite Magazine
Series writer and Content Producer, ‘Nigeria’s Got Talent’ Season 1
Columnist for www.thenetng.net (tosyns ten 10s)
Series contributor, “My Mum and I”
Series contributor, “Citi Sistas”
Series contributor, “About to Wed”
Writer Amstel Malta Box Office (seasons 2 to 5) and Voice Over narrator for Season 5
Website writer for Gulder Ultimate Search Season 3
Bucknor is a singer-songwriter with one album (‘Pop Rock Soul and Jara’) out.
Two of her songs have been used as soundtracks for the short film. “Ireti” and she hopes more will be used for television and movies, and also used by other artists.
Bucknor writes, sings, records and performs music.
As a recording artist and singer-songwriter, she has worked with artists like Skales, Rooftop MCs and Eva, as well as producers like Sess, Tintin, Coldflames, Dj Klem, Knighthouse, Micworx and Cobhams.
Tosyn also runs ONE MIC NAIJA with two partners. One Mic Naija is a concert dedicated to getting new and established acts on the same stage.
Other music credits include Edit
Performed at Naijazz, Laff and Jamz, Swe Hip hop Valentine, Muson Jazz Festival, Trip City and Friends, My Groovy Valentine, Wax Lyrical, Inspiration Fm Family Festival, Fashion Show at Rehab, One Soul’s Album Launch, Music For Soul at Ember Creek, Koffi’s Green Zone at Unilag, ONE MIC NAIJA August edition (Aug 28th)
Worked with artists and producers like the Rooftop MCs, Plumbline, Tintin, Ese Peters, Tee-Y Mix, Cobhams, Dj Klem, Coldflames, Eva, Sista Soul
Contributed a verse to the voter’s awareness song organised by ‘1 Thumb’- CON.tra.diction did a cameo of ‘Sorry Song’ on Plumbline’s video “Dead Presidents”
Featured on Micworx Music E-mixes mixtape alongside Darey, Asa, Goldie and others.
Law society Cultural Pride Night
Unilag Law Dinner
A Night Out with Etcetera
Laffmattaz hosts Ali Baba
Facing the Giants seminar
From Lagos with Love
Exquisite Magazine’s Party Against Cancer 2011
Mo’cheddah Album Listening Party
The Workerman Movement Album release party
Cancer Awareness Show 2012
Aramide Suitcase Album Listening Party.
Advocacy and goodwill
Supports youth organizations like Rise Nigeria, The Future Nigeria
Runs a sickle cell project, These Genes
Supports several Election Awareness campaigns like Enough is Enough Nigeria, 1 Thumb Nigeria
Volunteers to Support an Orphan project, SAMi and CASAP (Child Adoption and Sponsorship Awareness Project)
Seminars, conferences, and workshops
Speaker, TEDx Ife
Participant at the NLI Future Leaders Seminar 2010
Participant at The Future Project Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders 2012
Speaker at the YGC Africa Transformation summit 2011
Speaker at The Future Pre – Awards Conference
Speaker at KWII 2011- Speaker at RUMSA week 2011
Speaker at Law Faculty, Babcock University 2012
Speaker at TEDxIfe conference 2012
Moderator at Harambee Conference 2010
Attended Africa Business Leaders Forum as one of 101 African youths selected by LEAP Africa
Speaker at WEEC-NG Women Empowerment Programme at the University of Lagos 2012
Recognitions and awards
Nominee, Women in Media Awards 2009
Nominee, Exquisite Lady of the Year Award 2009, 2010, 2011
Nominee, Future Awards, Best Use of Goodwill 2009
Nominee, Dynamix Awards, Radio Personality of the Year 2009, 2011
Nominee, Future Awards, On Air Personality of the Year, Radio 2010
Nominee, FAB Awards, On Air Personality, Radio 2011,2012
Nominee, Dynamix Awards Best Radio Personality 2011
Nominee, OAP of the Year, SCREAM Awards 2016
Nominee, Most Fashionable On Air Personality, Lagos Fashion Awards 2016
Winner, Best of Nollywood Awards, Radio Host of the Year
Winner, Tweet Rave Awards, Most Innovative Tweets
Winner, Jeans 4 Genes II, Best charity/cause related event at Nigerian Events Award
Winner, Nigerian Broadcasters Awards: Most Popular Radio Presenter
, Tosyn was nominated at the NMVA Awards 2010 in the Best Rock Video category
Tosyn was inducted into the Humanitarian Hall of Fame by Charity Lounge, Lagos for her ‘Act of Kindness’ 2012
Organises the live artiste showcase, One Mic Naija
Came 2nd in the FORD FOCUS CHALLENGE in 2011
La Casera ‘s.h.a.r.e Your Apple Story’ campaign 2012 and 2013
Tosyn married her French boyfriend Aurélien Boyer November 15, 2015 at Landmark Events Centre, Oniru.
Tosyn was found dead by her husband, Aurelien Boyer, when he arrived at home from work on 19th November, 2018. She was born with sickle cell anaemia.