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BBNaija Star Rico Swavey Is Dead

Former Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate, Patrick Fakoya, popularly known as Rico Swavey is dead following a fatal auto accident.
October 13, 2022
10:47 am
Rico Swavey

The BBNaija Season III star died on Thursday because of complications from the accident. Doctors tried their best to bring him back to life from a coma to no avail. 


“We lost him. But thanks a lot guys. God knows best,” Tobi Bakre, a fellow housemate stated on his Twitter handle @tobibakre on Thursday morning.


A lawyer by training, Rico Swavey is also a recording artiste, movie actor cum social media influencer. He became famous after featuring in BBNaija Season III Double Wahala edition, which premiered in 2018 with 45 million Naira as the prize money.


Born in 1993, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law from Babcock University, Ileshan-Remo in Ogun State.


Upon graduation from the University, he started a career as a music artiste, until the Big Brother Naija show. After the show, he ventured into the Nigerian movie industry otherwise known as Nollywood.


He is reputed for his role in the drama series, Life 101. His song, ‘Afrosantana’, released two years ago was well received. 


Prior to his death, the lawyer turned entertainer net worth is estimated to be between $300,000 and $600,000.


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