We’ve got nothing but nice things to say about Ovie Soko. He’s well and truly a Love Island legend after appearing on the show as a Casa Amor bombshell back in 2019 (which we’re struggling to believe was FOUR years ago).
The reality star and basketball player recently celebrated turning 32 and showed off a new look which has been compared to Bart Simpson.
Sharing a selfie on the ‘gram on his birthday, Ovie wrote, “Thank God for more life. Thank my family for love. Thank myself for never giving up 🙏🏿 32.”
Ovie’s friends and followers – including fellow Islanders Yewande Biala and Michael Griffiths - were quick to share birthday messages in the comments section, but there were also some fans who commented on his new hairdo.
Referring to the long twists, one wrote, “Looking like Bart Simpson birthday boy 😂😂🎂🍾.”
Since leaving Love Island, Ovie has returned to his career as a professional basketball player for London Lions. Here's everything you need to know about him...
Who is Ovie Soko?
Ovie is a former Love Island contestant and basketball player. The handsome chap entered the villa during Casa Amor week back in 2019 and later secured his place in the main villa when Anna Vakili chose to couple up with him.
How old is Ovie Soko?
Ovie is currently 32 years old. He was born on 7 February 1991.
Where is Ovie Soko from?
Ovie is from London.
Where did Ovie Soko finish on Love Island 2019?
Ovie finished in third place alongside India Reynolds on Love Island 2019.
Are Ovie and India still together?
Sadly not. Ovie and India split four months after leaving the villa amid rumours she'd cheated with footballer Kieran Gibbs - which India denies. At the time, it was reported that India and Ovie made an “amicable” joint decision to end their relationship as “their conflicting schedules” left them struggling to find time for each other.
Ovie's collection with ASOS
Ovie Soko and his dad collaborated with fashion brand ASOS on a collection back in 2019. The professional basketball player, 28, landed himself a partnership with giant fashion retailer ASOS in a reported mega six-figure deal.
The hilarious hunk announced the news of his collection and becoming the new face of ASOS with his Instagram followers.
Sharing an adorable photo of himself and his dad wearing similar bucket-style hats, the star captioned the snap, 'PappiRay aka Pops Collaboration Pending 😎🎥😏' [sic]
Ovie on This Morning
After showing off his culinary skills in the Love Island villa, Ovie landed a guest role as a chef on This Morning, cooking brunch for summer hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.
Speaking about the exciting opportunity, Ovie said, “Message! Cooking on This Morning is going to be dope, but I’ll need to graft hard if my infamous eggs are to live up to the hype for Love Island fans Eamonn and Ruth. They’re daytime royalty after all.”
This Morning's editor Martin Frizell said, "Here at This Morning we pride ourselves on nurturing and developing new talent. Ovie was undoubtedly one of the most popular Islanders this year and so we’re thrilled to have him on the show as a brand new guest chef."
What is Ovie Soko's job?
If you didn't guess by his height, Ovie is a professional basketball player! He currently plays for London Lions.
In the past, Ovie has played for both Trikala Aries and Enel Brindisi, and he's even played for Great Britain.
What is Ovie Soko's height?
Ovie is 6ft 7inches.
How can I follow Ovie Soko on social media?
You can keep up with Ovie on social media, follow him on both Instagram and Twitter below.