Areeeeaaaa!!! This is one word that became a popular slang and way of greeting on the breakfast show on Top Radio with Tosin Bucknor.
Born with sickle cell anaemia on August 15 1981, Bucknor was a radio personality, actress and social media content creator. Bucknor was found dead last night at her home by her husband, Aurélien Boyer.
Her colleagues and fans have taken to social media to express their shock and pay tributes.
To think I still saw Tosyn Bucknor last month. This is not a palatable news for me. May God Almighty grand all her loved ones fortitude to bear this great loss. RIP to an angel pic.twitter.com/fjWjPIln6n
— Bhadmus Hakeem (@Bhadoosky) November 20, 2018
Goodnight Tosyn Bucknor!
You changed the energy level on Radio & made so many people fall in love with the profession.
Your energy was infectious.
Areeaaaaaaaaa mama. RIP. Pooja Cares! pic.twitter.com/FntQBTn67S
— POOJA… (@PoojaMedia) November 20, 2018
Met her for the first time at Google’s End Of The Year Party.
Her positive Energy is contagious.💙💙
She wrote this about me on her blog.
I wanted to faint when I saw it 😭❤️❤️
Rest In Peace, Tosyn Bucknor 🙏🏾💔 pic.twitter.com/dXLY4KjrUK
— Undisputed King Of Disco 👑🎧 ❄️ (@DJTOHBAHD) November 20, 2018
She will say “Deeva, when you go drop EP make I play? You are not serious o…” Ah Tosyn Bucknor, this one touch me.
— Duchess Ugo (@DeevaOfficial) November 20, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor you made me fall In love with your popular sigtune ‘Igboro ti daru’ by @kleverjay01 in the morning.. you affirmed your authority on the Mic🎤 with your power and zeal for success, listening to you was a blessing…
You are in a better place with your Golden heart 💖
— MARK ‘Dsoulja OTABOR (@MarkOtabor) November 20, 2018
So full of life, excitement and always willing to lend a helping hand.
This is so devastating!!
Rest on Voice of Lagos
Rest on Tosyn Bucknor
— Olawale Omo Adigun (@olywal) November 20, 2018
“Aaaaaaaaaarea, guguru morning.”
This was one woman who made me fall in love with morning talkshows. Ace Journalist and an ardent Manchester United fan 😭😭😭
RIP Tosyn Bucknor. You’ll be remembered forever. Thank you for the pleasant memories you left behind. pic.twitter.com/hbiruhI82Z
— Daddy Hermione😚😚 (@busayo_cole) November 20, 2018
Tosyn was one of the kindest people i knew. Always willing to help and forever wearing a smile.
This really hurts
Rest well Tosyn Bucknor
— Cinderella Man (@Osi_Suave) November 20, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor lived life to the fullest, and put in her very best to enjoy every minute, and see that those around her had fun too.
She sang, and danced, and partied, and worked, and wrote. She smiled a lot, and talked a lot more.
May her happy soul rest eternally. pic.twitter.com/zpTq5K900r
— Nejeeb Bello Oyarese (@NejeebBello) November 20, 2018
I’m just hearing about Tosyn Bucknor’s sudden demise.
I can’t believe it.
I feel so bad and devastated right now.
May God give her family and her spouse the fortitude to bear this great loss.
She’d be sorely missed! 😢 😢 😢
— Sòló Mákindé 🚶 🇳🇬 (@oauobserver) November 20, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor, “Area Mama” on Top Radio 90.9) was the radio voice that welcomed me to Lagos in 2008.
Your shows are so full of life and energy.
You fought a good fight.
Your life was short but MASSIVE and we will all miss u dearly..
Rest In God dear @TosynBucknor.
— Yemi Tula (@yemitula) November 20, 2018
Both in one year
Life keep it up, you hear
— Chris Arsene #Team10 (@Krizbaba22) November 20, 2018
RIP Tosyn bucknor 😩 Can remember how she made me fall in love with the radio because of her energy on the area mama show then. Sigh this is so heartbreaking to hear 💔
— Cheta Mkparu (@NayNayy__) November 20, 2018
Chai! Tosyn Bucknor is dead. Very beautiful girl with a beautiful soul. You would never catch her frowning. Always smiling and lifting up everyone. May her soul rest in peace. @IFM923 pic.twitter.com/g0WhJbxkc7
— Matthew Ottah™ (@MatthewOttah) November 20, 2018
RIP Tosyn Bucknor pic.twitter.com/gwjd9fjKlD
— Ambrose Anavhe (@ambrosexcel) November 20, 2018
The program has been on air since 2014.
Rest well Tosyn! You left an indelible mark. pic.twitter.com/Z2a1RP5IuA
— EiE Nigeria (@EiENigeria) November 20, 2018
GONE TOO SOON: We join other members of the Nigerian art community to mourn the death of media personality and artiste, TOSYN BUCKNOR. She passed away on Monday (November 11, 2018) at the… https://t.co/LJSTBzH3qU
— Nollywood Tweets (@nollywoodtweets) November 20, 2018
You inspired me even before we became colleagues.
You will continue to inspire me even in death.
I didn’t know that @ELSiEiSY‘s media event would be the last time we’d chat. Maybe I’d have hugged you tighter and longer.
Rest well, Comrade.
Rest well, Tosyn Bucknor. pic.twitter.com/4LwB0ih66I
— ‘Șẹgun Ọdẹjimi (@SegunOdejimi) November 20, 2018