Rico Swaveys biography, early life, early career, personal life, net worth, and some other things you probably didn’t know about him.
Patrick Fakoya, also known as Rico Swavey, is a Nigerian lawyer, artiste, movie actor, reality TV star, social media influencer, and former Big Brother Naija season 3 housemate.
He rose to prominence after appearing in the season 3 Double Wahala edition of the popular Nigerian reality television show Big Brother Naija.
Rico Swavey: Profile summary
Patrick Fakoya, popularly known as Rico Swavey, is a Nigerian lawyer, artiste, actor, social media influencer, and reality TV star who was in the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) house during the season 3 edition dubbed ‘Double Wahala’.*
Rico Swavey Biography
The 26-year-old was born in 1993 to the beautiful family of Mr. and Mrs. Fakoya. He’s a Yoruba by ethnicity/tribe, a Southerner by region, Nigerian by nationality, and a Christian by religion.
Rico has about seven siblings, and they were all there for him during his season on the BBNaija show. As things were, growing up was nothing but fun for him.
His alma mater is Babcock University where he studied Law, and upon his graduation, Rico went to work as an artist before the BBNaija show, this was how he made a living.
When you talk about entertainment at its peak in the BBNaija house, Rico should be at the top of the list from his dance steps to his jokes and much more.
Rico Swavey’s Career
Rico, who graduated as a lawyer from Babcock University, started a career as an artist and put out a song called “Afrosantana” and a number of “alternative” Hip Hop tracks.
Music was his career path until after the BBNaija show, he ventured into the Nigerian movie industry where he is known for his role in the “Life 101” drama series.
Rico had described himself as an alternative artiste. He explored his artistic talents in the most famous reality show in Nigeria. He joined BBNaija on 28 January 2018.
Rico Swavey’s Education
Rico has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Babcock University.
Rico Swavey’s Net Worth
The total amount of Patrick Fakoya’s wealth is thought to be between $300,000,000 and $600,000,000. Both the entertainment business and the legal business are going well for Swavey.
Rico Swavey’s Accident
Patrick Fakoya, who is best known as Rico Swavey on reality TV, was in a car accident.
Alex Asogwa, who was also in the Big Brother Naija house with him in season 3, wrote about the sad news on Twitter on Tuesday. She goes by the name Alex Unusual.
She said that the accident happened “hours ago,” and when she left the hospital, doctors were still trying to save Rico Swavey’s life.
Alex also asked fans to pray for Rico Swavey because he was in a very bad place.
She also said that she was staying positive about the sad event, and she posted a screenshot of the tweet on her Instagram story.
Alex, on the other hand, did not say where or how the accident took place.
Rico Swavey’s Death
Patrick Fakoya, popularly known as Rico Swavey, died on 13 October 2022.
Fakoya had been involved in a ghastly accident that left him in critical condition.
Fellow housemate and reality star Alex Unusual disclosed the sad news in a Twitter post on Thursday morning.
“This was not what we agreed Rico. Rest In Peace #ricoswavey,” the tweet read.
We lost him.
Below are six important facts you probably didn’t know about Rico Swavey:
He has seven siblings and has revealed that all his family members are in support of his participation at the reality show.
He studied Law at Babcock University.
Apart from being a trained lawyer, he is also an actor best known for the “Life 101” drama series.
He is also a musician with a number of hip hop and alternative tracks to his profile.
Rico Swavey has an estimated net worth of $500,000.