Late Nigerian celebrity Rico Swavey was bi-racial with an African Father and a European mother. He was born to his parents in 1992.
Rico Swavey was a Nigerian celebrity – a singer, rapper, actor, tv personality, and entertainer. He rose to fame after his appearance in Big Brother Naija, the Nigerian version of Big Brother.
After a battle with his accident injuries which took him to a coma, he ultimately succumbed to death.
Fans from Nigeria and worldwide are expressing grief over his death and extending condolences to his near and dear ones.
Who Are Rico Swavey Parents? Family Details
Rico Swavey, whose real name is Patrick Fakoya, was born in 1992 to an Italian mother and a half Nigerian Father. Everipedia reveals his mixed-racial family background.
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One social media post, dated April 9, 2018, highlights that Rico was very close with his mom. He was very happy to wish her on her mother’s day and called her his greatest teacher and a sweet flower.
Further, Fandom reveals he was from a large family as his parents had eight children, among which he was the only son.
The family comes from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria. He was born in Nigeria and is a Christian by religion.
Rico was close with a cousin who had autism. He reportedly joined the Big Brother Naija House so that he could use the platform to create awareness regarding the illness.
Former Big Brother Naija Housemate Rico Swavey Net Worth At Death
Rico Swavey had a net worth of $500,000, per Kemi Filani News. His earnings came from multiple sources, as he was a versatile celebrity. He was a singer, rapper, actor, model, and television personality.
Rico was already doing well with his music and acting career. He had released several hip-hop and alternative tracks and was known for acting in the Life 101 drama series.
But he went even bigger after participating in Big Brother Naija along with other housemates for the ‘Double wahala’ edition in 2018.
Rico was also a well-educated man. After his primary and secondary education, he graduated with a law degree from Babcock University in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
The 29-year-old spent much of his time in Jos, a city in the north-central region of Nigeria.
Rico Swavey Wife: Is He Married?
No, Rico Swavey was not married. He never had any wife or children until his death on October 13, 2021.
However, he was rumored to be in a relationship with Ahneeka, whom he at Big Brother. The pair even had a cute name called Rineeka, the merged name of Rico and Ahneeka.
Both of them had confessed to having feelings for each other and were dating at a point. Ahneeka once kissed Rico while on TikTok live, much to the surprise of fans and Rico himself.
However, it is unknown if the pair were still together at the time of Rico’s death.
Iwuchukwu “Ahneeka” Marianne Onyii is a tv presenter by profession. She is the same age as Rico (29).
Rico Swavey Car Crash Update
Rico Swavey got into a dreadful car crash on Tuesday, October 11, leading to a coma. After a battle with his injuries, he ultimately passed away on October 13, Thursday.
It happened in the early hours of Tuesday at Abraham Adesanya roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway.
His management had shared a video of the grim accident scene involving Rico’s white car and an 18-seater bus. The footage showed his vehicle seriously damaged, with the front destroyed and the windshield shattered. We can only imagine how terrible the accident must have been.
Rico’s friends and colleagues, Alex Unusual and Tobi Bakare confirmed the death news via social media. Alex wrote on Twitter: “This is not what we agreed, Rico. Rest in peace.” Likewise, Tobi shared a picture captioning it: “This is how I will remember you, brother.”
The Big Brother star was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. They referred him to a larger hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries. However, the accident, unfortunately, proved to be fatal.