THE EXCEPTIONAL OAP DIES AT 37 FROM SICKLE CELL ANEMIA
It saddens our hearts to hear of the passing of an exceptional OAP in Nigeria, Tosyn Bucknor. She exemplified everything aspiring female OAPs wanted to be. Whilst she plied her trade in one of Nigeria’s most outstanding radio station –Inspiration Fm. She started and sustained trends, added colour to lifestyle, and she redefined pop-culture in her own special way.
The 37 year old was reported to have died from complications from sickle cell on the 19th of November 2018 in her home. The air waves will surely miss the voice of the Area Mama and Nigeria will surely miss her smile.
I had a terrible crush on her back in 2012 and I wrote her this poem;
“I guess you should have seen this coming
From the day you were born in the cab
And decided to live above your genes
I guess my spirit put on you a tab
Compared to you i am younger no doubt
But age is not what this is about
You are like that fresh flower that has just sprout
And that light that refuses to be put out
This feeling for you I currently describe as a crush
It’s so strong it won't go away in a rush
For you are painted on my heart with a silver brush
Which I have cherished so much
Excellence and beauty are fused in you like an ore
Your spirit so rich you can't get poor
You might ask, have you crushed on anyone prior?
It doesn't matter because I want the world to know I am crushing on Tosyn Bucknor”
She was a trend worth spotting.