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Tributes pour in as Nigerians mourn former Big Brother Naija contestant, Rico Swavey



Patrick Fakoya, an American-born Nigerian reality tv star who is better known as Rico Swavey died in the early hours of today.

His demise is coming barely 48 hours after he was involved in a ghastly car accident in Lagos State.

On Wednesday evening, Swavey’s management announced that he was on life support and said prayers alongside financial assistance would be required to sustain the life of the reality tv star.

The statement signed by his management reads,

”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.

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

Moments later, the footage of the accident scene was published on social media. Swavey’s vehicle was damaged beyond repair.

See the video below.

Hours after some positive report pertaining to Swavey’s well-being, he was pronounced dead on Thursday morning.

“We lost him… We lost our boy,” the post on Swavey’s official Twitter handle reads.

Following the devastating announcement, Nigerians, including colleagues and fans of the 29-year-old star have taken to their respective social media accounts to pay tribute to the 2018 Big Brother Naija Double Wahala contestant.

Below is a cross-section of comments from netizens.

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