Tosyn Bucknor had a beautiful heart – Tuface



As many people continue to celebrate deceased OAP, Tosyn Bucknor, star singer, Tuface Idibia,  has described her as one with a rare sense of kindness.

The deluge of tributes and emotions that have greeted Tosyn’s death ony reminds many of the types that marked the death of Goddie some six years ago.

According to Tuface, for instance,Tosin, who died as a result of sickle cell complications, positively affected the world while she lived.

In a tribute, Tuface says, “Oh no, your kindness was so rare. Pure beautiful heart. RIP Tosyn. I know you are in a better place for sure.”

Also describing the news of the passage as depressing, Tiwa Savage wrote, “Can’t believe I’m saying RIP, this is so heartbreaking. Life seems surreal nowadays.”

Other celebrities who have paid tributes to her are Funke Akindele and Peter Okoye.

Tosyn’s sister, Funke, broke the new of her death on Monday, November 18, saying,  “My heart is heavy, but in all things, we give thanks to God. My darling sister and besto, Tosyn, passed away last night due to complications from sickle cell.”

Here is a profile of hers.

Bucknor was born to Mrs. Sola Bucknor and Mr. Segun Bucknor, a musician, in a cab on August 15. She was 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’ SchoolElelenwo.

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. Beginning with her youth service in 2009, Bucknor was a morning show radio host at Top Radio90.9fm. She was the only female radio host handling the morning belt by herself.

She won or was nominated for several awards including Future Awards, ELOY Awards, Best of Nollywood awards and more.

Bucknor hosted ‘Tosyns Buzz Live’ on Pulse TV every Friday. Her television and acting credits included:

  • 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.
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