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Rico Swavey – Death, Biography, Education, Career, Net Worth


Patrick Fakoya, famously known as Rico Swavey, was a legal practitioner, artiste, movie actor, reality TV star, social media influencer, and former Big Brother Naija season 3 housemate.

Here is his full and updated biography, net worth, education, career, family, and more.


He was born in 1993. Rico was 29 years before his demise. Both his parents are alive and he has siblings.

Education background

Rico has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Babcock University.


Patrick Fakoya began his career as an artist after graduating from Babcock University.  Later, he opted for Big Brother Naija season 3. He then fully went into acting and singing afterward.

He has been featured in a number of movies, one of which is the drama series, “Life 101,”.

Musically, He has also released several songs. Nacho cruise, This Life, Afrosantana, and Boy AFFI, amongst others. He had many songs that hit the music scenes of Nigeria, and by the time of his death, he was also set to release an E.P in December 2022.


Rico died after an accident. Fellow Big Brother Naija season 3 ex-housemate, Alex Unusual, announced Rico’s accident on her Twitter page. Alex also stated that he had been hospitalized, and the doctors are trying their best to resuscitate him.

She also asked fans to remember Rico Swavey in their prayers because he was in a critical situation. Alex then expressed her determination to remain optimistic after the tragic event. There was also a public plea to make donations to help save his life.

However, she did not disclose where or how the accident occurred. Former Big Brother housemate Tobi Bakre announced the demise of Rico on the 13th of October, 2022. Tobi shared a photo of him and Rico with the caption, “This is how I will remember us brother. Forever”.

Family, marriage, and Children

Rico revealed that he was in a relationship with his fellow BBN housemate, Princess before they got into the BBN house. He never had known children

Net Worth

By the time of his death, Rico Swavey was estimated to be worth around $200,000