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Top Nigerian Media Maven Tosyn Bucknor Has Passed Away

The family of the radio presenter and media personality confirmed she succumbed to sickle cell complications.

Oluwatosin Bucknor, also known as Tosyn Bucknor, suddenly passed away, Vanguard reports. The Nigerian radio presenter, media personality and social media content creator was 37 years old.


Reports say her husband, Aurelien Boyer, found her in their home Monday night. Her sister, Funmi Bucknor, confirmed her death on Instagram. "My darling sister and besto Tosyn passed away last night due to complications from sickle cell," she says. Pulse Nigeria adds her death comes just after a year after the passing of her father, Segun Bucknor, a musician and journalist.

Bucknor earned a degree in law from the University of Lagos before diving into the media world. She got her start as an on-air-personality at Eko FM, while interning at Cool FM hosting the 'Fun Hour Show' on Saturdays. Bucknor then joined Top Radio FM after completing her NYSC in 2009—making her the only woman handling a morning show. Her 7-year stint at the station earned her the nickname 'Area Mama.' Bucknor also won and was nominated for several awards during the course of her career, including the Future Awards, ELOY Awards and Best of Nollywood, PUNCH Nigeria reports.

Before her untimely passing, she was a morning talk show host at Inspiration FM and was a vlogger.

Living with sickle cell anemia drove her to establish These Genes in 2007—a project to normalize sickle cell and help fellow Nigerians tackle the emotional and mental aspect of living with sickle cell.

Nigerians who consume and create media are in shock and in mourning because of the impact Bucknor had on the industry. Here are their reactions below.












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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.

South African artist Focalistic has released a music video to accompany his hit single, "Ke Star" featuring Vigro Deep.

The rising artist continues solidifying his place with his effortless skill of blending his hip-hop roots with a love for amapiano.

South Africans certainly loved it enough to let it into their homes. Social media users quickly began sharing videos of themselves dancing away their lockdown woes to "Ke Star," helping share the track all over the world.

Directed by Steezus in Focalistic's childhood stomping ground, Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 2, the artist mentions: "The video was to try to explain the song in its fullest form and more importantly tell a genuine South African story. We're pushing a movement and there has to be visual representation." He certainly is representing the nation with pride.


Watch the music video for "Ke Star" here.


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Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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