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Who is Ikenna Ekwonna? Meet Love Island 2022 contestant and pharmaceutical salesman

The 23-year-old is jet-setting into Majorca from Nottingham in the hopes of finding love.

Ikenna Ekwonna in Love Island
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Published: Friday, 17th June 2022 at 1:13 pm
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ITV2 is our nightly home again as Love Island 2022 has kicked off and the 2022 line-up of contestants have made themselves at home in the brand new villa.


So far, we've seen the likes of dressage rider Gemma Owen, microbiologist Dami Hope, model Tasha Ghouri, paramedic Paige Thorne and pharmaceutical sales specialist Ikenna Ekwonna – but who is he?

Ikenna, like the other lads in the villa, needs to watch his back as two new arrivals are taking no prisoners when it comes to choosing who they will couple up with.

Here's everything you need to know about Love Island 2022 contestant Ikenna Ekwonna, whether he's coupled up and what his Instagram handle is.

Key facts

Age: 23

Job: Pharmaceutical Sales

From: Nottingham

Instagram: @ikenna._

Who is Ikenna coupled up with? Indiyah Polack

Ikenna in Love Island
Ikenna in Love Island ITV

Why did Ikenna Ekwonna want to take part in Love Island?

Nottingham-based Ikenna Ekwonna has said that he wants to go into Love Island looking for a longterm relationship.

"I’ve only been in one past relationship but now I think I’m at the age where I could find someone," he said.

Is Ikenna on Instagram?

He sure is! Head on over to @ikenna._ and hit follow to join the nearly 55k people that have already done so. He wasn't hugely active before Love Island, but there will likely be a lot from him on there once he leaves the villa.

What is Ikenna Ekwonna looking for in a partner?

While Ikenna hasn't revealed what he wants in a partner, he's said that he's going to bring "spontaneity and excitement" to the villa.


"I’m not really shy to speak to people and I don’t really care too much about what people think."

Love Island 2022 begins on Monday 6th June at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.

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