Big Brother Naija alum, Patrick Fakoya popularly known as Rico Swavey’s management has given an update on the former’s health condition following his involvement in a ghastly motor accident.

His management team revealed Rico is on life support, in a critical condition and needs prayers. Captioning the accident scene video, it read:

“Hello everyone, Rico Swavey is not disposed to handle his socials right now as he was involved in a ghastly accident and is currently on life support.

While his situation is critical and doctors are on him, We implore your support and prayers.


It was earlier reported that Rico was involved in a ghastly accident and rushed to an undisclosed hospital where he is currently battling for his life.

Fellow reality star Alex Unusual disclosed the sad news in a Twitter post on Tuesday, calling for prayers. Alex tweeted:

“Good morning sweethearts. Please put @iamricoswavey in your prayers today. He was involved in a ghastly accident hours ago and the doctors are still trying to resuscitate him as I just left the hospital. It’s really critical. I’m staying positive.”

After the tweet, some blogs reported that the star had died. Reacting to the rumour on Twitter, Alex retweet the report, debunked it and asked the blog to take down the tweet.

The 26-year-old said that although Rico is not stable, he is very much alive. She wrote:

“God forbid bad thing. Where exactly did you hear this your news from biko? I reject it. He is not stable yet but he is very much alive. Kindly take down this tweet. God bless you.”

Born Patrick Fakoya, Rico Swavey contested in the third edition of the reality show in 2018.