Rico Swavey, a former BBNaija star, has died

Patrick Fakoya, better known by his stage name Rico Swavey, was an ex-Big Brother Naija contestant.
On Thursday morning, his close friend Tobi Bakre announced his passing via Instagram.
Tobi wrote, posting a photo of himself and Rico to his Twitter page.He died for us.However, many thanks, guys.God is in control.
“This is how I will always remember you, rest in peace, my brother” was written on the picture.
On Tuesday, a horrifying car accident left Rick Swavey hospitalized and in critical condition.
A fundraiser for the former Big Brother Naija Season 3 star was started by friends and well-known people.
Tobi Bakre, a former BBNaija housemate, asked for help for Rico on his Twitter account.
Tobi mentioned that Rico Swavey, who was injured in the accident, was placed on life support when she posted a picture of him in the hospital on Instagram.
“Please help save Rico,” he tweeted.He was in a terrible car crash;While we wait for a miracle from God, we must maintain his life support and continue to pay the mounting medical bills.
“We can’t do it on our own.Please use the link at to donate,” he continued.

Fellow reality tv star Alex Asogwa, aka Alex Unusual, who shared the news about the accident on her Twitter page on Tuesday, also called for donations on her Instagram page.

She wrote, “Whatever you can do to support them will be highly appreciated as he is on life support and fighting for his life. Please, @ricoswavey_official needs our help #ricoswavey #prayforricoswavey.”

Rico’s Management confirmed the current condition of Swavey on his Twitter page “Hello everyone, Rico Swavey is not disposed to handle his socials right now as he was involved in a ghastly accident and is currently on life support. While his situation is critical and doctors are on him, We implore your support and prayers,” his Management wrote.

Other celebrities and media personalities also joined in soliciting support for Rico across various social media platforms. Prayers were also being held on Twitter spaces for the star.

Dark Tuesday

Rico was involved in a ghastly motor accident on Tuesday. The bad news was conveyed by his fellow Big Brother Naija season 3 ex-housemate, Alex Unusual.

Reality TV star, Rico Swavey at the hospital while still been treated
Reality TV star, Rico Swavey at the hospital while still being treated

Alex made this known via her Twitter page. She explained that Rico Swavey was still being revived when she left the hospital.

She urged the public to remember Rico in their prayers because of his precarious situation.

Details of what caused the accident and where it happened are yet to be known. But a video of Rico’s car shows the extent of damages to the vehicle. The front of the vehicle was bashed in, and the windshield shattered.

Rico Swavey became a reality TV star and ex-BBnaija housemate by default. Moreover, he ventured into the Nigerian movie industry, known as Nollywood.

Known for his role in the “Life 101” drama series, Rico, two years ago released a song titled” Afrosantana.”

He had a good music and movie career in his lifetime.

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