Ex BBNaija Housemate, Rico Swavey Dies After Ghastly Motor Accident Ebuka, Nengi, Alex Unusual & Several BBNaija Stars React In Pain

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The death of Patrick Fakoya, popularly known as Rico Swavey is generating reactions on Twitter from both BBNaija stars and fans of the deceased.

The BBNaija season 3 housemate died on Thursday morning as a result of injuries sustained in a ghastly car accident. Fellow reality star, Alex Asogwa, revealed in a Twitter post that Rico was involved in a ghastly accident on Tuesday, October 11. According to Alex, the BBNaija star already made it to the hospital, but doctors are still trying to resuscitate him, and his condition is really critical

His management had on Wednesday announced that he was on life support, and called for prayers from fans. Rico Swavey’s death came as a rude shock to many fans who have taken to social media to mourn him.

The BBNaija show host, EBUKA OBI UCHENDU mourns Rico Swavey’s death and described the deceased as the warmest human being.

“The actual warmest human being. This is truly heartbreaking… Rest in Peace Rico”

Alex Asogwa and Other BBNaija Stars Reacts In Pain to the Death Of Ex-BBNaija Housemate, Rico Swavey


Alex, the BBNaija star, a fellow housemate to the deceased pens a lengthy dirge for her dead friend…

“Patrick, if I didn’t tap you numerous times this morning, call your name, beg on my knees and you refused to say a word to me, I would have said, “don’t worry, it’s one of Rico’s jokes”.

I know you read all my messages so if you see this one, know that your six foot Amazon is broken. I begged you, I begged God, I promised you I’ll stay strong and shed no tear last night. Rico, I actually kept to my promise. I didn’t cry, I opened that group you wanted, I felt your body and it was warm, I watched you breathe and I was sure you’ll open your eyes properly soon and say “baby girl, wagwan”.

Do I question God ? Infact God!!! You let this happen? What did you say about faith because I’m sure I had serious faith!!! I know there is a reason but do you understand that you broke my fragile heart to pieces? I can’t explain this pain. I begged you!!! I did!!!. I told you I’ll give anything!!! I promised to never miss my prayers again. I’m struggling to forgive and understand you God! Please help me reduce this chest pain I feel. My head feels heavy. I feel dizzy!!! You hurt me so much!! I’m mad at you!! Why did you let me make all the promises I made to Rico last night if you were going to take him ?

Heaven gained one but I lost 😡. I’m not sure if I understand what faith is because for the first time, I had so much faith and no doubt but It didn’t work. The Bible needs to be edited. Oh death! You did this one and it hit way more than you even planned it. Weldone.

I know Rico will be upset seeing me like this so I’ll hold it together. I shot a whole movie and I became the character I wrote about!. I should have picked that call. I should have called back!! I failed once again!! I’m a horrible person!! Terrible!!! I can’t forgive myself.

Please God, take care of my friend the way he takes care of me. He loves to cook, please let him do it. He loves to sing too and he loves to look fresh. Don’t let him drive ever again. Don’t leave him by himself. Please make him happy. I miss him but I have no choice. Please protect his family. I know I’m talking to you even though I’m mad at you but I’ll get over it.

Rico, this wasn’t what we agreed. Rest well my Baby boy 🙏🏽.”


“This is so unreal. This was just on Sunday at the winners party. My Team had told me Rico was around and I immediately went over to him to say thank you for all the support and love. We lost a Real one. God give your family strength to bare this loss RIP RICO”


Tobi shares warm memories Rico had with the team while alive and goofy moments the duo had spent together in photos and videos on Instagram.


Winner of the just concluded BBNaija Level-up show, Phyna described Rico as “supportive”, she extends her prayers to the friends and family of the deceased.


Reminiscing on the nostalgic emotions she had once felt after the death of her mother, Nengi likens the feelings as a current experience upon the sad news of Rico’s death. She said…

“This is the hardest thing I’ve had to do in a long time. Deepest pain I’ve felt since I lost my mother. I prayed, I was hopeful, I woke up expecting some good news but God in his infinite wisdom knows best.. I’m grateful for all the Joy you brought me, I’m grateful to have experienced you. Every single time the world is against me, you’re there defending and encouraging me. You’ve been there every step of the way.. My sweet boy, a rare gem, happiest person I know.. I lost my brother and life would never be the same without you. Rest well baby 🕊♥️♥️”


The BBNaija season 7 housemate reveals Rico had already started making plans to collaborate in a new project upon their first encounter few days ago before his death regrettably.

“May your soul find peace, I am grateful to God for blessing the earth with your existence. Rest in peace Rico Swavey”

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