Star Rico Swavey, “Big Brother Naija” Dies After ‘Ghastly’ Accident


The Big BrotherFamily is grieving the loss. Rico Swavey, a Nigerian celebrity and former Big Brother Naija housemate, has passed away. His real name is Patrick Fakoya. Swavey, who was involved in an accident that remains unclear, died this week. His official Twitter account confirmed his death. Twitter tribute postA message reading was given to Thursday’s reality TV star. “we lost him…. We lost our boy.”

Two days after the initial news of Swavey’s death, Thursday’s sad confirmation came as a tragic result. Big BrotherAn alum was present at the hospital. On Tuesday, Swavey’s fellow Big Brother Naija contestant Alex Asogwa (also known as Alex Unusual) revealedThat the star “was involved in a ghastly accident hours ago”Both doctors and nurses were “still trying to resuscitate him as I just left the hospital.”Asogwa didn’t share any further details about the accident. “it’s really critical.”According to The PUNCHAfter being in a car accident, Swavey was in a coma. On Wednesday, Management confirmed for SwaveyHe was placed on life support and remained in the hospital.

Swavey is perhaps best known for his participation as a Big Brother Naija Season 3 Nigerian reality TV show. Swavey entered the house as a Nigerian lawyer, but he failed to win the competition. Miracle Ikechukwu Igbokwe was crowned the winner of the season. Swavey went on to enter Nollywood, Nigerian film industry. He is most well-known for his role as Life 101. Fans and Swavey’s Big Brother loved ones paid tribute to him when they heard of his death.

‘Heaven gained an angel’

“Rico was a very good human being. Heaven has gained an Angel,”One fan Tweet. “I remember this moment in BBNaija when he warned his fellow housemates to remember the downtrodden and stop wasting food. May his beautiful rest in perfect peace.”



“I hv never cried this much for someone I don’t know In person but watched on tv . It’s heartbreaking,”One fan Write. “may d Angels be there to lead u home I pray ur family find solace this pain never go away , but find solace in the fact that u will always be with them in spirit .”


‘Beautiful soul’

“Rico Swavey’s death is truly heartbreaking, judging by what people say about him u can tell he’s a beautiful soul; What a loss,”Someone else Comment. “My deepest condolences to his grieving family. May God strengthen ’em & help ’em overcome this irreplaceable loss. RIP Rico. Gone but not forgotten…”


The tribute is paid by ‘Big Brother Naija.

“I have not been myself all day since hearing this news. It felt so personal, everyone in my house enjoyed watching him on TV,” TweetOne BBNaija viewer. “It’s indeed a sad news. Rico you are loved. RIP.”


Fans send condolences

“It’s so sad how death always come for the good ones; Rico had a beautiful soul. May God forgive his shortcomings & grant him eternal rest,” TweetAnother fan. “My deepest condolences to his loved ones; Wishing ’em divine strength & comfort during this sorrowful time. RIP Rico. Gone but not forgotten.”


“This is so difficult”

“He was the only peaceful soul to ever grace Biggie’s house,he neither fights nor get angry…….he was always happy and easy going,” WriteAnother fan. “may your soul rest in peaceful. I pray God consoles your mother.”


“It’s really difficult to say goodbye.”

“It’s really hard to say goodbye,” TweetOne person. “We were hoping and praying for you to recover, it’s so sad to digest this sad news. We can only hope you are in a better place. Rest on swavey!”


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