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Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate Rico Swavey dies at 29

Rico Swavey

Nigerian lawyer Patrick Fakoya, who rose to fame as a reality television star, has died at the age of 29.

Fakoya, popularly known by his stage name Rico Swavey, featured in the Big Brother Naija television series in 2018.

His management confirmed his death in a tweet on Thursday morning.

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Rico Swavey had been involved in a road accident on Tuesday in the commercial capital, Lagos, and was hospitalised in a critical condition.

His former housemates and fans have been sharing their tributes on social media platforms.

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The hashtag “PrayForRicoSwavey” was trending in the West African nation to raise funds for his treatment before news of his death was announced.

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