Jack Fowler has donned a new nickname ever since entering the Love Island 2018 villa.
The 22-year-old from London joined the Island crew on day 26, with the term ‘Oluwajack’ surfacing on Twitter the very next day.
After hearing his unusual accent, some sections of social media believed that it sounded Nigerian. And, with the word Oluwa meaning Our Lord and often making up part of a name, the term ‘Oluwajack’ was given to Jack.
It all began with 140 characters from @BeeBabs… and has quickly become a viral sensation.
If I close my eyes and listen to Jack speak it sounds like one of the mandem is speaking. He would wear sunglasses in the rave. He is an OluwaJack. #loveisland
— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) July 5, 2018
1. Jack’s Croyde v Croydon Dilemma
Jack hails from London and plays semi-professional football for Essex-based team Harlow Town.
A clear lack of countryside knowledge was on display as Jack attempted to flirt with the new Island Bombshell, Laura Crane.
The surfer from Devon mentioned that she was from a small town called Croyde, with Jack repeatedly replying “Croydon?”… “Croydon?”.
2. His Bond With Wes Nelson
New Jack has sparked a tight bond with both Wes Nelson and Josh Denzel since entering the villa, something that didn’t go unnoticed by our favourite ‘Oluwajack’ tweeter @BeeBabs.
I really think Oluwajack and Josh are the first black crew Wes had ever had and he is enjoying discovering his inner mandem because I saw his crew on Aftersun and they looked like the Inbetweeners mate #LoveIsland
— Bolu Babalola (@BeeBabs) July 17, 2018
She must be talking about these guys…
3. That Laura Anderson Convo
Perhaps the most awkward conversation of Love Island series four came when Jack had to worm his way out his relationship with Laura Anderson.
Clearly, Jack was just never that interested in the 29-year-old air hostess.
Once the new girls came in, Jack had to ditch Laura, although he did so while stuttering, stammering and making up every excuse in the book.
Sorry, Laura, it’s not you, it’s him.
Laura: “I could move to London”
— marie madeleine🇬🇲 (@mariemadeleinex) July 17, 2018
4. Jack Fowler’s Towering Height
As the tallest guy in the villa, Jack’s height has been earning him a lot of attention.
Well, we can officially confirm that he is 6ft3.
— bonnet babe🇲🇼 (@reenybeany) July 11, 2018
5. He is Finally Free
If new Jack fans have one message for the 22-year-old, it’s to stay well clear of Laura.
This is Jack’s second attempts at wriggling free from her grasp, with only 10 days left before the series finale.
It’s the home straight, Jack…
Oluwajack do not go bk to that dragon
— #LaidBarePodcast (@Oloni) July 10, 2018
— The Reincarnation of Marco Moses (@marus1510) July 19, 2018
6. Not Quite Getting It
The whole Oluwjack phenomenon is still a little hit and miss with the press, however.
Twitter is not impressed with The Mirror’s interpretation of ‘Oluwajack’.
— Brown Suga (@TopeTops) July 18, 2018
7. Jack Fowler’s Confirmation
If there is one thing Love Island fans are waiting for, it’s for Jack to come out of the villa and to the run with the ‘Oluwajack’ joke.
If he does self-acknowledge the nickname, then Jacky-boy could be the biggest legend to come out of series four.
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