On Monday this week, Inspiration FM On Air Personality (OAP) Tosyn Bucknor was found dead by her husband in their home in Lagos, Nigeria. She was 37 years old.
— CNN International (@cnni) November 20, 2018
According to reports, Tosyn Bucknor died of complications from sickle cell anaemia.
Here’s how her fans and colleagues reacted to the news on social media.
#RIPTosynBucknor I remember your rhymes on radio every morning
"it's your girl tosyn bucknor
you can call me tee buck
if you better than me
you need more than good luck
fans halla at me and they say am too much
on facebook and twitter they look the can't touch"
sleep well sis😢 pic.twitter.com/MaHWCXRFvV
— Tosin Johnson (@Tosgeddy) November 20, 2018
One spanner gone in the industry. RIP Tosyn Bucknor.
It's a sad way to start the day. pic.twitter.com/YDr8GVBmcb
— S. H. 😋 (@macstones_) November 20, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor! This hurts, again. But I’m glad I met you. One of the very few media personalities in Nigeria that I looked up to. Her humility humbles you. She was an Icon but very accessible and willing to help. We have lost a gem. Rest is peace, Tosyn. Just rest. 😨😓😓😓 pic.twitter.com/Stz4jDdahs
— Elsie Godwin (@ELSiEiSY) November 20, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor dead and I'm having chills all over. Her career is one that has contributed to my knack for journalism/broadcasting. You cannot mention Top Radio without Tosyn Bucknor. A radio king queening among men. Will forever be missed.
— Oreoluwa Peters (@OreoluwaPeters) November 20, 2018
Her colleagues in the entertainment industry
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 dead? GOD!!! This is not the rite news for me. May God Almighty grant all her loved ones fortitude to bear this loss. RIP to an angel n Area Mama pic.twitter.com/LR38qjXWhS
— K-SOLO (@OBAKSOLO) November 20, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor , the real ones Live Forever . May God bless her Soul , what a legend but DAMN I’m weak
— Ayodeji (@AyoJaguda) November 20, 2018
I won't be where I am but for Tosyn Bucknor. I'm eternally grateful for the time she was with us.
Praying for her family to find comfort this dark time 💙 pic.twitter.com/WpqwMi7K8N
— Johnny Drille (@Johnnydrille) November 20, 2018
Lagos politicians were not left out
My sincere condolence to the family, friends and colleagues of the late Tosyn Bucknor. She was a talented personality, full of life and vigour. May her soul rest in peace.
— Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) November 20, 2018
I have just received the sad news of the passage of Tosyn Bucknor (Area Mama) due to complications from Sickle cell.
As a healthcare professional, I am well aware of the challenges of people living with sickle cell.
Tosyn fought a good fight.
— Jimi Agbaje (@jimiagbaje) November 20, 2018
She helped shaped many careers
Tosyn Bucknor one of the most genuine souls on radio. Life sucks man, may she Rest In Peace. She was a huge supporter of everything I did from the jump. May God be with her family!
— Asa Asika 🔌 (@AsaAsika) November 20, 2018
My being a broadcaster today was highly influenced by you through @TopRadio909
Thank you for the inspiration, the fun and attention.
I'm grateful for the privilege to converse with you.
You'll never be forgotten and will be forever loved.
God bless your soul Tosyn Bucknor pic.twitter.com/8xM5Vu0nSS
— Okhuosi Larry Eghosa (@larryeghosa) November 20, 2018
Thank you Tosyn Bucknor ! I cant speak for anyone else but i can speak for myself you carried my matter on your head when i moved back to Lagos ! I will never forget you 💔
— #LikeToParty (@BojDRB) November 20, 2018
Shocking new about TOSYN BUCKNOR may her soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/PjOnz7qqwT
— OMONIYI OWOBORODE™ (@hollarmide_) November 20, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor, all round creative
— AdForumCo (@AdForumCo) November 22, 2018
Tosyn Bucknor was also an artiste ‘Contradiction’.. this is one of her songs, RIP Tosin pic.twitter.com/TP5DkLnVk2
— Femi Factor (@iamfemifactor) November 20, 2018
Awareness for sickle cell anaemia
People living with sickle cell anaemia battle with a lot of pain. Please they should never be alone . Rest in Peace Tosyn Bucknor. I loved your personality
— GoldNne (@goldnne1) November 20, 2018
#TosynBucknor fought a good fight and won on many fronts. Her demise at 37 tells us there are so many grounds to cover to ensure sickle cell anaemia no longer cut beautiful lives short! An actress, presenter, singer and writer; she left us with so much to keep her memory alive 🕊 pic.twitter.com/g1PHof2ptl
— Dr. Anne 'Muyiwa (@AnneMuyiwa) November 21, 2018
Please know your genotype before you get married. No child deserves to go through the pain of sickle cell anaemia because of an avoidable decision by their parents.
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) November 20, 2018
Sickle cell anaemia is a terrible sickness. If you have anyone suffering from it around you, please show them as much love and care as you can. You never know much longer they have.
— Dayo Ibitoye (@DayoIbitoye) November 20, 2018
Read more reactions here. Sleep well, Voice of Lagos.
Let the campaigns begin!
Campaigns in lieu of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria kicked off last Sunday, as scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENTIAL & NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS STARTS TOMORROW 18TH NOV 2018
Political Parties who have fielded candidates for the February 16th, 2019 Presidential & National Assembly elections will by Sunday, 18th November 2018, commence campaigns across the country
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) November 17, 2018
The presidential candidates have begun intense campaign on social media.
#AtikuPolicy for Atiku Abubakar
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 19, 2018
The most interesting part of #AtikuPlan is the aspect where he takes the SMEs business at the utmost importance for national development. I don't have doubts that his heading to the Villa IJN. I am #Atikulated
— Olorunyomi Onabote 🇨🇭🇩🇪🇪🇦🇺🇲🗝♠️ (@OOnabote) November 19, 2018
— bobtey (@BobteeTunde) November 19, 2018
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) November 19, 2018
#AtikuPlan is to sell Nigeria.
Remember he said he would sell 90% of NNPC
OLX…sell it! pic.twitter.com/oZIAXoTzYG
— RuralReporters (@lekanpaul) November 19, 2018
#NextLevel for President Buhari
We are committed to deepening the work we started in this first term,such that Nigeria’s assets and resources continue to be organized & utilized for the good of the common man. Join @ProfOsinbajo and I on this journey to the NEXT LEVEL of a prosperous, strong and stable Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/AnMu3pvEK4
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) November 19, 2018
And Buhari wants to take Nigeria to the next level…🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃🏃 pic.twitter.com/Tw8A40m5jq
— Babasola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) November 21, 2018
— Together Nigeria (@TogetherNG) November 20, 2018
We will never forget how Fulani Herdsmen killed 2 Catholic priests & 17 parishioners in Benue State then took the choir robes & musical instruments to record a video singing & dancing.
This is their next level. pic.twitter.com/xzHrLkIKV3
— Adeyanju Deji 🇳🇬 (@adeyanjudeji) November 21, 2018
— يحيى ابراهيم (@Yerhya_Ibraheem) November 19, 2018
“The woMAN for the job” #Oby2019 for Oby Ezekwesili
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) November 19, 2018
— Jerome Asedegbega (@Jeromedafe) November 18, 2018
I can't lie, I can imagine Oby Ezekwesili as my president. This is the first time since I was eligible to vote that I can imagine any of the prominent aspirants as my president.
— Muyiwa Matuluko (@MuyoSan) November 20, 2018
#obyezekwesili is frustrated that she is dumped by APC after helping them oust GEJ. She never see anything yet!
— Nwabuogu (@Nwabuogu1) November 21, 2018
This is Oby Ezekwesili's tweet in 2016 supporting and encouraging the DSS assault on judges. Imagine if she eventually becomes the president. Forget all the noise & big grammar, Oby's executive recklessness will be worse than Buhari's. Shame! https://t.co/vgfWX96Fwg
— Miz Cazorla (@MizCazorla1) November 20, 2018
It’s already getting messy
— APC United Kingdom (@APCUKingdom) November 19, 2018
#NextLevelScandal: The @MBuhari presidency has again disgraced our nation by stealing the Rex Institute’s “Next Level” logo and mantra as his 2019 campaign mantra and presenting same to Nigerians as his idea and creation. pic.twitter.com/ZVKl6u1Nga
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) November 20, 2018
— Igala_King (@I_Am_Ilemona) November 22, 2018
Talks about election debate
FOR THOSE ASKING IF THERE WILL BE A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, WELL IT IS COMING, AND THERE WILL BE. NOW THE DATES ARE KNOWN. WATCH OUT.
VP DEBATE: DEC.,14, 2018
PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: JAN 19, 2019#2019Debate #2019Elections
If they must lead, then they must debate, isn't?
— SeunOkin Channels tv (@seunokin) November 22, 2018
January 19th is the Presidential Debate for the #2019 Nigerian Presidential Election.
My opinion is that @MBuhari does NOT need to show up, no one is going to vote or not vote for him based on the debate performance, but the opposition will paint it as a loss even when he wins.
— Mr. Aye Dee (@MrAyeDee) November 23, 2018
Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria, Nigerian Guild of Editors and Nigerian Union of Journalists should collaborate to moderate the presidential debates for 2019 elections.@channelstv is compromised
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) November 22, 2018
The GOOD✔️ News Is that The Nigerian Election Debate Group has fixed December 14, 2018 for a debate for Presidential candidates of different political parties taking part in the 2019 elections WHILE The BAD❌ News is will @MBuhari Show up. ??? pic.twitter.com/kW5ZVydfBY
— Okoli Obinna HD. (@MeekyH) November 22, 2018
If Buhari is incapable of undertaking a presidential debate in the 2019 election, that is enough to inform you about the quality of representation he gives Nigeria in international gatherings of heads of state/government.
— friarsomadina (@friarsomadina) November 20, 2018
Incase you didn’t know
Ladies and gentlemen, as the 2019 election campaign kicks off today, let us always remember this quote “Don’t reinforce failure by re-electing incompetent government “. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria. #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain pic.twitter.com/d6M3Svb7Tw
— Ali G (@aligthebaptist) November 18, 2018
Let’s all be wise this time around.
Blac Chyna is under attack on social media
This week, the American model announced on Instagram that she’d be in Lagos, Nigeria on November 25 to launch her face whitening cream named Whitenicious.
Pls y’all in Lagos should attend that blac chyna event and pour stew on her body! She’s a fucking bastard
— 𝔟𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔬𝔫✞ (@bensonedo_) November 21, 2018
Blac Chyna partnering up with Africa's bleaching king and queen to create a new face bleaching cream is beyond problematic.
It's really rubbing me the wrong way, ain't no way in hell she would do that in LA. Exploiting Nigeria's colourism problem is disgusting
— Tops (@SincerelyTops) November 20, 2018
They are really bringing Blac Chyna to sell bleaching cream for y’all in Lagos. This is actually sad. pic.twitter.com/azW5qoD3FW
— Hausa Chocolate (@H_L_MA) November 20, 2018
Blac Chyna is going to Lagos, Nigeria to promote a bleaching cream and I am honestly disgusted.
— Hawa. (@MsJah_) November 20, 2018
Nigerian celebrities weighed in
Shoutout to @chakabars for drawing attention ✊🏽Lagos, DO NOT support @BLACCHYNA & her nonsense. They only want to make profit on a false beauty ideal that is forced upon You. You are beautiful the way You are. Black is beautiful. Wear Your skin like a crown #LoveYourMelanin pic.twitter.com/mrVaH6zFJU
— Leon Balogun (@LeonBalogun) November 21, 2018
I have a personal vow with myself to avoid arguing with other BW on social media however @BLACCHYNA you’re a dickhead for this. As a BW and as a Nigerian I think you’re vile for being complicit in something so damaging. Bleaching creams are not cool. pic.twitter.com/qgS2tBwcyX
— Kelechi Okafor (@kelechnekoff) November 20, 2018
Burna Boy taking swipes at Blac Chyna over her plan to sell bleaching cream in Nigeria. Made my day. pic.twitter.com/Z38bNK9g2C
— World Publicist (@IsimaOdeh) November 21, 2018
Why so hypocritical?
All of you taking Panadol for this blac chyna bleaching cream, I just tire. I didn’t see this same energy with fair and white o? Miss me with all this internet bullshit. Fair and white even has nafdac Number.
— Bizzle Osikoya (@bizzleosikoya) November 22, 2018
You lot didn’t have this same energy for Toke Makinwa who highkey sells and markets bleaching cream in Nigeria.
But blac Chyna is an easy target for the faux outrage right? https://t.co/xJQqYH7ETI
— Khaleesi Resurrected 🐉 (@KingNelo2) November 22, 2018
Nigerian Celebs are coming for blac chyna and bleaching but they insist on Lightskinned babes for their videos.
— Lit! (@JusttLit) November 22, 2018
Blac Chyna is only monetizing the hate you people have for darkskinned people. From abusing Ghanaians to calling dark skinned people 'charcoal' to making jokes that promote colorism, Blac Chyna is going to make money off of it. You don't like it ? End colorism.
— Baba Folarin (@That_IjebuBadoo) November 20, 2018
Blac Chyna is on a super weird and razz flex with this cream she's coming to sell, but let's not act like she's the problem. This thing has deep roots in the psyche of our culture. If we’re going to fight something, that's where it should start
— FK. (@fkabudu) November 22, 2018
Nigerian Girls before and after Blac Chyna visits to sell her Cream
Come November 25th 😂🤣🤣😀 pic.twitter.com/FSD4ULnXkP
— Jovi Edgal (@EdgalJovi) November 20, 2018
As you await the launch of Blac Chyna bleaching products in Lagos this weekend, this is a simple reminder that you are about to buy a cream that will ruin your kidneys, destroy your natural skin, compromise your liver, make you vulnerable to skin cancer and slowly end your life.
— YourFavOnlineDoctor (@DrOlufunmilayo) November 20, 2018
Nigerian girls after 'Blac Chyna' visits pic.twitter.com/zqcZ7Tppy5
— Collins skippo (@skippo_levante) November 20, 2018
Regardless of the blacklash, Blac Chyna will still be in Lagos this Sunday to launch her cream. Emotions aside, it is just business.
Black Friday in Nigeria
Today, all over the world, is Black Friday. A day when shoppers enjoy ridiculous price slashes on their favourite products.
Even though the integrity of brands in Nigeria with regards to Black Friday has always been questionable, they join their counterparts globally to offer “great” deals on goods and services.
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— ⚽Prediction HQ (@Predictionhq) November 23, 2018
Black friday is getting bigger! From the 22nd to 23rd, you can get up to 30% discount on all Infinix device from all Pointek stores nationwide. Dont miss out of this big deal. #InfinixBlackFriday pic.twitter.com/LZx6vPXxme
— Infinix Nigeria (@InfinixNigeria) November 21, 2018
— Shoprite Nigeria (@Shoprite_NG) November 21, 2018
Who is as excited about our Big Bang Black Friday as we are??
— Jumia Nigeria (@JumiaNigeria) November 22, 2018
Basically, a scam
There’s nothing black about this Friday. The prices are still the same.
— Infamous Minded (@PRODEEGY) November 23, 2018
Nigeria is just a scam. They will say black Friday but at 1st in flat the price of the commodity and then put discount on it. They stand to loose a little or nothing. Jumia site will now crash tomorrow.
— WHALAY (@wale_batigon) November 22, 2018
I’m sure almost everyone knows that 76.7% of Nigeria Black Friday deals are scams. Maybe not 76.7% though, but a number higher than 75.
Don’t ask me where I got my data.
— Jordan Belonwu (@JordanBelonwu) November 22, 2018
Is there any Black Friday sale in Nigeria that is actually worth it.
— MO~CuisineBoulevard (@mololuwa_25) November 23, 2018
Tomorrow in places that have sense people will walk into stores and pick up 4k TVs for $99.
— Obafemi Onwochei (@TheGrandVezir) November 22, 2018
This black friday in Nigeria is funny…Slot dey do black friday 8% off phone
Before black friday, 59k
Black friday, 59K….
Abeg where is the % off? Ayam not understanding
— 'A L G H A F F A R (@mr_phikkie) November 23, 2018
I know a lot of us will be doing black friday shopping in UK stores. I can ship your items down to nigeria from the UK at affordable prices.
Or items you want sent to Nigeria from the UK, just holla. Minimum weight is 20kg.
— ♥Oyin Lemons♥ (@Msibiyemi) November 22, 2018
Nigeria banks be doing Black Friday account opening!
Nothing we won't see in this country!!!
— Naija Realtor (@9gel009) November 23, 2018
Read more reactions here.
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