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Funeral date for late ex-BBNaija star Rico Swavey announced

The family of the late Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) star Rico Swavey, who died following an accident, has announced the date set for his burial and funeral.

In a Twitter post, they revealed that the funeral service will be a two-day event.

On Wednesday, October 19, the family is expected to hold a night of remembrance and a candlelight procession at Retro Citi in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event, open to the general public, will begin at 4 pm.

“With a heavy heart, we invite all friends and fans of Rico Swavey to his tribute night/candlelight walk tomorrow as we witness a star supernova. Thank you all,” the tweet read.

On Thursday, October 20, Rico Swavey’s family will hold a private church and burial service.

Background

Rico was involved in a ghastly motor accident on Tuesday. The bad news was conveyed by his fellow Big Brother Naija season 3 ex-housemate, Alex Unusual.

Reality TV star, Rico Swavey at the hospital while still been treated
Reality TV star, Rico Swavey at the hospital while still being treated
Alex made this known via her Twitter page. She explained that Rico Swavey was still being revived when she left the hospital.

She urged the public to remember Rico in their prayers because of his precarious situation.

Details of what caused the accident and where it happened are yet to be known. But a video of Rico’s car shows the extent of damage to the vehicle. The front of the vehicle was bashed in, and the windshield shattered.

Meanwhile, the authorities in Lagos say they are investigating the conduct of nurses at a private Nigerian hospital after videos emerged of them filming Ex-BBNaija star Rico Swavey who was brought in for emergency care.

In videos that were posted on social media, the nurses filmed Rico Swavey, whose real name was Patrick Fakoya, as he lay unconscious on a chair where he had been propped up.

The video of his final moments outraged many who said that the TV star had been neglected at the hospital.

Gbenga Omotosho, Lagos state commissioner of information, told the BBC that the hospital risked being shut down by the government after investigation has been concluded.

Rico Swavey became a reality TV star and ex-BBnaija housemate by default. Moreover, he ventured into the Nigerian movie industry, known as Nollywood.

Known for his role in the “Life 101” drama series, Rico, two years ago released a song titled” Afrosantana.”

He had a good music and movie career in his lifetime.

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