8 Facts About Rico Swavey
- His real name is Patrick Fakoya
- Rico Swavey was born in Jos, the capital of Plateau state.
- He studied law at Babcock University.
- He acted in Tinsel and Life 101.
- Rico Swavey participated in BBNaija Double Wahala.
- Rico Swavey was involved in car crash on October 11, 2022.
- His demise was announced over social media on October 13, 2022.
- Rico Swavey’s net worth was $500,000.
Who was Rico Swavey?
Patrick Fakoya, also known as Rico Swavey, was a law practitioner, musician, movie actor, reality TV personality, social media influencer, and participant in the third season of Big Brother Naija. He was known by his stage name Rico Swavey.
Rico Swavey Early Life
His birth year was 1992, and his real name is Patrick Fakoya. Rico Swavey was a stage name. He was middle child of eight siblings and only 29 years old when he passed away.
Jos, the city that serves as the capital of the Plateau state, is where Rico Swavey was born. Singing and swimming were two of his favorite activities, and he boasted that he was very skilled in both of them.
Rico Swavey Education
In the city of Jos, in the state of Plateau, Rico Swavey received his elementary and secondary education. Additionally, he held a law degree from Babcock University from which he graduated.
Rico Swavey Career
Rico Swavey had a passion for music, so much so that he turned his studies in law into a career as a musician before entering the Big Brother Naija house.
Rico Swavey was selected to participate in the television show, BBNaija Double Wahala, which debuted on January 28, 2018. On April 8, 2018, he was evicted from the reality television show.
After he finished with the show, he went on to pursue a career in movies. A song by him titled “Afrosantana” was released about two years ago, and he was also a featured actor on the movie set of Tinsel and the Life 101 drama series.
Rico Swavey had disclosed that he participated in the show in order to assist his cousin who was diagnosed with autism and also to invest in his own musical career. After staying there for 10 weeks and 70 days, he was evicted from the house.
Rico Swavey Relationship
Rico Swavey admitted to being in a relationship with Princess, a Big Brother Naija housemate, before the two of them entered the Big Brother Naija house together.
During his time on the Big Brother Naija show, Rico Swavey was one of the male contestants who did not have a significant other in the house with him at any point. However, after he had left the house, he admitted that he had feelings for Ahneeka.
Rico Swavey Accident
It was on October 11th, 2022 that Rico Swavey was involved in a car crash. Alex Asogwa, better known by her stage name Alex Unusual, is one of the contestants who appeared on Season 3 of Big Brother Naija. She tweeted the news of the accident.
His management team made the announcement that he was on life support in the hospital on October 12, 2022, and they also posted a video of the wrecked car at the same time. They made the request through his Twitter handle, asking for prayers and support from his followers.
Alex Unusual and Tobi Bakre, who also starred in the show, had also started a social media-based fundraising campaign for Rico Swavey.
Rico Swavey Death
Alex Asogwa and Tobi Bakre, two of Rico Swavey’s co-stars, eventually disclosed the news of Rico’s passing via social media on the morning of October 13, 2022.
Rico Swavey Net Worth
It is estimated that Rico Swavey had a net worth of half a million dollars.