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The ‘Voice of Lagos’ is silent: Entertainer Tosyn Bucknor dies at 37


Nigerians are paying tribute to popular radio presenter and entertainer Tosyn Bucknor, who has died aged 37. Bucknor died from complications due to sickle cell, her sister and renowned event planner, Funke Bucknor Obruthe said in an Instagram post.

“My darling sister and besto Tosyn passed away last night due to complications from sickle cell,” she wrote. Bucknor was found unconscious by her husband, a French national, Aurélien Boyer when he returned home from work on Monday night, according to local media reports. Known as the ‘Voice of Lagos,’ her early morning shows aired on two local radio stations and attracted a strong fanbase among young Nigerians. She was vocal about her health condition and founded the ‘These Genes Project’ in 2007 to raise awareness about sickle cell.