The new season of Love Island has got off to a very dramatic start – with as many as three bombshells entering the villa in the first five days.


Following the shock arrival of reality star Joey Essex and the dramatic entrance of Uma Jammeh, it was revealed on Friday night that Omar Nyame would become the third new islander to join the series.

His first order of business will be to go on a date with Mimii Ngulube after she was left single following the first recoupling of the season.

But who exactly is Omar and what can we expect him to bring to the villa?

Read on for everything you need to know about Love Island 2024 contestant Omar Nyame.

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Omar Nyame sat down outside looking ahead, smiling. He is wearing a short sleeved white shirt and has a microphone around neck.
Love Island 2024 contestant Omar Nyame. ITV/Love Island

Age: 25

Job: PE teacher

From: Croydon

Instagram: @omarnyame

Who is Omar Nyame?

The third bombshell of the 2024 season, Omar Nyame is a 25-year-old PE teacher from Croydon, who says that he will bring "high energy, high frequency and vibes" to the villa.

He says that he is "very competitive" and used to be an air cadet – even once marching for the late queen – while he is reportedly friends with grime icon Stormzy.

He says that his friends and family would describe him as "funny and flirty when I’m around the ladies and a very confident person", but he points out that although people always assume he is a player and a flirt, "really and truly that's not me".

As for who his dream people to share the villa would be, he picks out American comedian Druski, Manchester City and England footballer Jack Grealish and pop superstar Rihanna.

How old is Omar Nyame?

Omar is 25 years old.

Is Omar on Instagram?

He is! You can find him at the handle @omarnyame.

Why did Omar sign up for Love Island summer 2024?

Omar says that he's "done with messing around and casually seeing girls", and that he wants to finds "real love" in the villa.

"I’ve done the whole party thing and dated lots of people, but now I’m ready to find the real deal," he says.

And he seems to fancy his chances of finding a meaningful connection, claiming that "I like to think the way I can speak to women helps me out because I'm not shy and afraid to say how I feel about them".

What does Omar look for in a partner?

Asked to single out the most important things he looks for in a partner, Omar says that he likes "a pretty face and a girl who is up for some light-hearted banter".

And he adds: "A girl with good taste and a nice dress sense is also a big one for me."

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Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.

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