Who is Ikenna Ekwonna? Love Island contestant 2022 and pharmaceutical salesperson

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The series 8 line-up of islanders looking for love has been confirmed (ITV)
The series 8 line-up of islanders looking for love has been confirmed (ITV)

Love Island is back, and a fresh cast of new islanders are in the villa hoping to find love.

The sexy singletons are spending the summer in a luxury Majorcan villa–while reality TV fans tune in every night to find out who will hit it off and who will simply be pied off.

The first wave of Love Island contestants coupled up and started getting to know each other. But with heads already turned, how long will the couples last?

One of the original islanders is Ikenna Ekwonna—find out everything we know about him so far…

Who is Ikenna Ekwonna?

Ikenna Ekwonna is a 23-year-old pharmaceutical salesperson from Nottingham.

He’s taking part in Love Island because he’s only been in one past relationship but thinks he’s at the age where he could find someone.

Ikenna says he will bring “spontaneity and excitement” to the villa, adding: “I’m not really shy to speak to people and I don’t really care too much about what people think.”

Ikenna Ekwonna (ITV)
Ikenna Ekwonna (ITV)

The 23-year-old believes his appearance will help him win over the women in the villa, as he says: “Look at my height—I’m 6’ 5”. I don’t think there’s that many people my height, with my complexion or my looks!”

He believes he’s single by choice, saying: “It’s also pretty hard to find good looking people out there who are my type and my age so Love Island will put me in a situation where there will be people like that and hopefully that will force me to settle down.”

Ikenna’s family would describe him as “bubbly, funny, good looking, exciting.”

He considers himself to be competitive, and says even though he doesn’t really “hold grudges,” he says: “if someone steps on my toes, I’m effectively allowed to do the same.”

Will Ikenna fall in love at first sight in the villa? He says: “I would say I’m a slow burner but I would know instantly if that person was compatible with me, like instantly, off the first conversation.”

Ikenna Ekwonna’s Instagram is @ikenna._

Love Island is on every day at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV hub. Episodes are available the following morning on Britbox.

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