Tosyn Bucknor touched the lives of many people.

At her funeral service, there was no Christian or Muslim, there was no tribe or religion, just people who were touched, directly or indirectly by the love the late radio presenter, writer and singer had to offer.

‘Area Mama’ has left the world, but the lives she had touched, gathered at the Harvesters International Christian Center to pay their last respects.

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Every part of the entertainment industry, and even outside the entertainment industry were represented -comedians, musicians, actors, music producers, and fellow media personalities.

Banky W, Toke Makinwa, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, MI Abaga, Alibaba, SeyiLaw, Lala Akindoju, Osas Ighodaro, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, Nosa, Skibbii and Dija were just some of the entertainers who were present at the service.

During the service, her sister, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe explained why Tosyn Bucknor was loved by many.

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“People said you changed their lives through radio, through your voice through music, through your laughter. People said that you encourage them, you didn’t collect a dime when you had to play their music.

''You were so principled, in fact, mummy used to call you headmistress” Funke said as she tried to cover the sadness and pain that lingered inside her heart.

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Her husband, Aurelien Boyer who also paid the last tribute to his wife, said she brought him closer to God.

“She loved God, she used to pray for me, and for everyone she was close to. When she died, I wondered if I should forgive God, I did. Now I am closer to him,” he said.

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The young pastor who conducted the service, Pastor Bolaji Idowu, said he spoke to Tosyn Bucknor for 2 hours, just two days before she passed away.

“We spoke for like 2 hours, she talked about herself, her husband, her family, she talked about everything with me. My only regret would have been that I did not speak to her before she died.”

The service which lasted for 2 hours had stern-faced security officials who did not allow pressmen to take pictures of the coffin or the things that were happening inside the church.

The OAP was laid to mother earth at a private cemetery in Ikoyi, with no media, only close friends and family in attendance.


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