The gathering radiated emotion as celebrities stood still at the service of songs in honour of the late On-Air personality, Tosyn Bucknor.
The Habour POINT venue where the event was held on Victoria Island was solemn when Tosin Bucknor’s husband, Aurélien Boyer got emotional as he paid tribute to late wife.
For her husband, he started off his tribute by saying that he used to introduce himself to public places as Olawale, the man married to a Yoruba woman. He went on to eulogise his late wife. At some point, he got emotional but was able to finish his tribute note.
Her family was the last to climb the stage as her sister Funke Bucknor revealed how the day Tosyn died has remained one of the saddest days in her life.
“I want to say that one of my saddest days was that day. Growing up, we were just two girls and so we were close. I use to think that Tosyn was weird. She was a very Intelligent person. She would pass her exams easily while I’ll read and read and read. Now I wonder who is going to help me curate my post when I make blunders. We were very close, we shared secrets. I want to end this by saying we should as much as possible take care of each other, show it, let’s be kind. That’s one thing I learned from her, she was kind. I love and will miss her, “she said.
The number of celebrities who turned out at the event included, Banky W, Falz, Ali Baba, Dare Art Alade, Simi, 9ice, Bovi, Toke Makinwa, Yemi Alade, Toyin Aimakhu, Sess, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akintoju, Nikki Laoye, Gbemi Olateru, Dotun of Beats FM, Oreka Godis, Aramide and a host of others .
Eulogies came from different people who had at one time or the other had a contact with Tosyn Bucknor. For Emem Ena who spoke on behalf of her Law class back in Unilag, Tosyn was going to be greatly missed.
Dare Art Alade gave a very emotional performance of Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way.’ Aramide who according to her was a very close friend of Tosyn paid tributes to the late OAP with a superlative performance of her song ‘Eledumare.’
Dare Art Alade performs Franks Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ as tribute to Tosin Bucknorplay