Where is Dami on Love Island from? Islander's accent leaves fans curious

Where is Dami on Love Island from? Mystery solved!

Dami on a date with Amber in Love Island 2022/ season eight
(Image credit: ITV Picture Desk)

Love Island 2022 is really not disappointing on the drama front—from arguments between the girls to Dami making moves on Indiyah. And speaking of Dami, his accent is sparking a lot of speculation—so where exactly is Dami Hope from?

Dami is giving us everything we hoped for in this season of Love Island. After being coupled up with Amber since day dot (one of the many Love Island phrases you need to know) and seemingly happy, he has now thrown a spanner in the works and admitted he feels a spark with Inidyah, meaning there’s romantic drama a foot and we love to see it.

But with all this excitement also comes confusion—mostly around the microbiologist’s voice, as fans are still finding it hard to pinpoint just where Dami’s accent is from.

Dami Hope on Love Island 2022

(Image credit: ITV Picture Desk)

Where is Dami on Love Island from? 

Dami is Irish and currently lives in Dublin (which is the capital of Ireland) but is originally from New Ross, Co Wexford, which is in the southwest of Ireland. As well as being from Ireland, Dami is also of Nigerian descent. So with all these different influences to his accent, it explains why fans may find his dialect hard to place.

Viewers have noticed that his accent seems to flip between Irish and Nigerian, even often sounding American at times.

He has previously spoken about his accent on the show, revealing that it is often mistaken for an American accent. In a convo with Amber who asked if people think he’s from the US, he said: “Yeah sometimes, it's because of my accent but I can do an Irish accent too."

By the looks of things, Dami is already a firm favorite among the Love Island lineup, with the luck of the Irish proving to be true—much like it was for season five’s winner Greg O’Shea—and from the looks of Love Island First Look, he’s set to become all the more popular…

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