The passing of former BB Naija participant Rico Swavey has plunged the reality television community and the creative sector at large into sadness. The rest of the story is below.
Patrick Fakoya, also known as Rico Swavey, was a former BB Naija cast member from the Double Wahala season and a Tinsel actor. He lost away as a result of complications from a horrifying accident.
BB Naija cast members and other celebs started a campaign to cover the reality TV star’s medical expenses after he was injured in a horrifying car accident.
Tobi Bakre, a friend and fellow housemate from the Double Wahala season, as well as Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, presenter of BB Naija, have paid respect to him on social media following his death. “This is how I will always remember us brother,” wrote Bakre after posting a picture of the two of them together while they were contestants on Big Brother Naija. In perpetuity, “#RipSwavey.” The media celebrity responded to Obi-tweet Uchendu’s of images from their shared times by saying, “The true friendliest human being. This is incredibly tragic. Peace be with Rico.
Prior to his passing, the reality TV star was pursuing his passion for music and had entered the house to raise awareness about autism, a disorder that affects his little cousin.