Tosyn Bucknor: A life well spent


Oluwatosin Bucknor, popularly known as Tosyn Bucknor, was a Nigerian media personality, actress and social media content creator. Oluwatosin Bucknor was born to Mrs. Sola Bucknor and Mr. Segun Bucknor, a musician, in a cab on August 15.

Oluwatosin 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; decide on to teach Literature-In-English and English at Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girls’ School, Elelenwo, Rivers State, Nigeria.

She started her OAP 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 Bucknor joined Top Radio after her youth service in 2009 as the only female handling a morning show.

Tosyn Bucknor is a recording artist and singer-songwriter, she worked with artists like Skales, Rooftop MCs and Eva, as well as producers like Sess, Tintin, Coldflames, Dj Klem, Knighthouse, Micworx and Cobhams. Two of her songs have been used as soundtracks for the short film. “Ireti” and she hoped more will be used for television and movies, and also used by other artists.

Tosyn also ran ONE MIC NAIJA with two partners. One Mic Naija is a concert dedicated to getting new and established acts on the same stage.

In her lifetime, Tosyn Bucknor was nominated for several awards including Future Awards, ELOY Awards, and Best of Nollywood.

Tosyn married her French boyfriend Aurélien Boyer November 15, 2015 at Landmark Events Centre, Oniru, Lagos State, Nigeria.


Oluwatosin Bucknor “Tosyn” was found dead  by her husband, Aurelien Boyer, when he arrived at home from work on 19 November 2018. She was born with sickle cell anaemia. It has been revealed how the popular Inspiration FM’s On-Air Personality, OAP, predicted her death through a poem she wrote, which had gone viral, few days before her death.[8

Oluwatosin Bucknor was sister to Funke Bucknor, CEO of Zapphaire Events. Olufunke Bucknor Obruthe, sister to Inspiration FM’s departed on-air personality, Oluwatosin ‘Tosyn’ Bucknor, has disclosed that her sister died due to complications from sickle cell.

Oluwatosin Bucknor “Tosyn” also said that she felt no fear for death and that’s why she lived her life the way she did.


‘’Prize I’ve earned since my birth, my vow to leave a lasting voice after I was

‘’I look into the future and see me cease, I feel no fear, my face won’t even cease

‘’My steps on this earth, a testament to life leaving this place filled with strife

‘’Don’t cry for me, shed tears for yourself for each date you acquire gives you a little less.

‘’Now I know why I live the way I do Any why my mistakes, no second look

‘’If I live my life according to their pace what’s my price in life’s meaningless race?

‘’Too much odds stacked against this fierce soul, so each hour, all I do is attain my goals

‘’Spent a lot of days searching for purpose, Then I put my thoughts into poetry and prose

‘’This is why I was put in this world, be a voice, Put emotions in words

‘’For every tear I shed and times my eye smiled, someone will have known every option I tried.

‘’This cowardly heartfelt fear not death Prize I’ve earned since my birth

‘’My vow to leave a lasting voice after I was Find a loyal number to keep fighting my cause

‘’Here lies she who lived short but well No regrets for her, but all her story tell”.

A life well spent but too short, we all miss you Tosyn Bucknor “Area Mother”.

May her soul rest in PEACE

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