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Uma Jammeh, The Vibrant New Addition Shaking Up Love Island 2024

Uma Jammeh, a VIP host and model, has already had a dramatic start on the show.

Love Island 2024 has kicked off with a whirlwind of drama and excitement. The action isn’t letting up as another bombshell, model Uma Jammeh, enters the villa.

The new contestant on Love Island 2024, Uma Jammeh, is a 23-year-old model and VIP host.


  • Uma Jammeh, a model and VIP host from North London is set to shake things up in Love Island 2024 as a new bombshell.
  • Her surname, Jammeh, suggests possible Gambian roots from the Jola ethnic group and East German (Slavic) origins, reflecting her diverse heritage.
  • Uma’s upbeat attitude and desire to bring positivity and humor to the villa promise an entertaining and engaging presence on Love Island 2024.

Fans flocked to Twitter and Reddit to speculate about Uma’s potential bombshell arrival in the villa.

Some eager viewers uncovered her Instagram handle, @UmaJammeh, where she showcases her modeling work for fashion brands such as Pretty Little Thing.

Here’s everything you need to know about her as she steps into the villa in a crucial moment that could change the show’s dynamics.

Uma Jammeh Possibly Rooted in the Jola Ethnic Group of Gambia & East German (Slavic) Origins

A recent entrant to the show, Uma Jammeh brings with her a shroud of mystery.

Uma Jammeh likely has Gambian roots or ancestry, as her surname Jammeh is commonly found among the Jola ethnic group in Gambia and is of East German (Slavic) origin.

Despite her diverse heritage, Uma resides in London, specifically in Islington, North London, joining several other contestants from the capital already in the villa.

Additionally, her first name, Uma, is of Sanskrit origin and means splendor or light, adding to her unique and multifaceted background.

Uma Jammeh was born to her mother, Collette Jammeh, and father whose name is yet to be revealed.

Jammeh is of Black ethnicity as her mother dedicated a Facebook post to her and her sister, Peta Jammeh mentioning, I HAVE TWO BEAUTIFUL BLACK DAUGHTERS.

Peta, Uma’s sister, posted a childhood photo on Instagram featuring a man who seems to be their father, but it’s uncertain whether he actually is.

Also, regarding her religion, as mentioned earlier, Jammeh is part of the Jola ethnic group, which is predominantly Muslim. However, she does not mention her religion on the show.

As a recent addition to the show, Uma’s background are a little bit revealed, with plenty more to be unveiled as the series progresses.

With her modeling background, influencer aspirations, and confident personality, Uma Jammeh is expected to significantly impact the Love Island 2024 season.

Uma Jammeh Bringing Humor & Seeking Love In Love Island 2024

Before entering the villa, Uma disclosed that she has been single and is eager to find a boyfriend.

Reflecting on her romantic life, she expressed feeling unlucky in love, describing her past experiences as underwhelming.

Despite this, Uma remains optimistic about her Love Island journey and aims to bring a cheerful atmosphere to the show.

I feel like I’ve been so unlucky in love! It’s all been underwhelming so far.

Uma has said she hopes she will bring a “positive vibe” and “happiness” to the show, mentioning,

All of my friends like to say that I like to have fun and make everyone else have fun too. I’ll bring a positive vibe and happiness!

She mentioned her intention to be the most humorous contestant in the villa and admitted that initially, people might perceive her as “horrible” and mentioned;

When people first see me, they usually think I’m going to be horrible, they are always surprised when I’m not! I’ll bring confidence, and I like to think I’m funny.

It’s still early in the latest series of Love Island, so Uma Jammeh can choose to be with any of the boys in the villa.

Additional Information

  • In a dramatic turn, Uma removed Ayo Odukoya’s blindfold after kissing all the boys, leading them to walk together to the Hideaway, which upset his love interest, Mimii Ngulube.
  • As they walked away, a girl shouted from the terrace, asking if they knew each other, but got no response.
  • Meanwhile, viewers speculate that the two might know each other, with some even suggesting they could be exes, adding an unexpected twist to the situation.
Deepti Bhatta
Deepti Bhatta
Meet Deepti Bhatta, a passionate writer and content editor who brings a fresh perspective to The Departure Film. With her keen interest in the entertainment industry, Deepti crafts articles that inform, inspire, and entertain readers, keeping them engaged and coming back for more. In her spare time, she enjoys binge-watching movies and series, as well as traveling to new destinations.


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