Sections of Twitter started to don Jack Fowler with an unusual new nickname during his time on Love Island 2018.
Thanks to social media, the 6ft3 hunk officially became Oluwajack during his time in the villa.
But why? And how? Here’s an explanation of the whole ‘Oluwajack’ thing.
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Honestly just want to know who came up with the name Oluwajack in the first place that shit is hilarious
— KyKai (@KyKaix) July 9, 2018
A History of Oluwajack and its Meaning
Jack Fowler joined the Love Island crew on day 26, with the term ‘Oluwajack’ starting to surface on Twitter the very next day.
The 23-year-old is from London and plays semi-professional footballer for Harlow Town, in Essex. However, his accent is pretty unusual and unrecognisable.
After hearing his accent, some sections of social media believed that it sounded Nigerian.
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…
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
Jack Fowler’s New Nickname
From here, the term took Twitter by storm.
With Jack Fincham the renown Jack of the villa, and ‘New Jack’ lacking a snazzy ring to it, Oluwajack became the preferred name used by many Twitter users.
Jack was just about to correct them and tell them that his real name is Oluwajack smh #LoveIsland
— 🦅 (@Bryan_hmm) July 17, 2018
Love Island fans have also enjoyed the close friendship between Jack and Wes Nelson and Josh Denzel, mainly because of their continuous banter and easy-to-click personalities.
Sections of Twitter have likened their special bond to that of a family!
Jack Fowler’s Heritage?
Jack announced in a later episode that he had family roots in St Helena.
St Helena is a small island that sits between Africa and South America. It’s believed that this is where his unusual accent stems from.
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