Rico Swavey, the former Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) housemate, has passed away — a few days after he survived a ghastly car accident.


Alex Asogwa, his fellow ex-BBNaija housemate, broke the news on Twitter on Thursday morning.

“This was not what we agreed Rico. Rest in peace,” she wrote in the terse post.

Tobi Bakre, the reality TV star, also confirmed Swavey’s death on Twitter.


“We lost him. but thanks a lot guys. God knows best,” he wrote.

Swavey’s death comes a few hours after his management announced he was on life support.

“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 team wrote on Wednesday.

This was shortly after a fundraiser was launched in his name to facilitate his treatment.


BBNaija stars like Tobi Bakre, Leo DaSilva, and Eloswag — on Wednesday night — appealed to the public for donations for the N30 million fundraiser.

Born Patrick Fakoya, Swavey participated in the 2018 edition of the reality TV show titled ‘Double Wahala’ — which Miracle Igbokwe won.

His death has continued to elicit reactions on social media, with several colleagues paying tribute to him.


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