A SISTER of Love Island’s Dami Hope thinks there could be a twist in the show, which could see the Irishman come back again with Indiyah Polack.
ans were shocked when the couple, who appeared to be in love, got back together with different partners after the dramatic Casa Amor segment of the hit dating show.
Viewers were glued to Virgin Media’s show this week for the aftermath as the girls returned to the main villa to find out if their previous partner from the main house had gotten back together.
The girls had spent several days meeting six new boys in the infamous Casa Amor, while the original boys met six new girls who joined them in the main villa.
Thursday night’s explosive episode saw a Wexford man, Dami (26), decide to get back together with newcomer Summer Botwe (22), from Herfordshire, with whom he shared a sneaky kiss 20 minutes after Indiyah left the Ville.
Indiyah (23) is now with Deji Adeniyi, 25, from Bedford, after she too decided to get back together with a new partner.
“I loved her (Indiyah),” said Dami’s sister, Cynthia Adegbefan. “She is absolutely beautiful. I just thought they were perfect together. Her personality was the same. I liked her as a person. She is very open and honest too.”
Cynthia (19) thinks it may not be the end of Dami and Indiyah being a couple.
“Yes, but who can say that it is the end of the relationship,” he emphasizes. “Damil and Indiyah could also be revived. It may not be the end. I have faith. Maybe he wanted to see if he had another connection, which he can do.
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“That’s what he’s for, he’s meant to see who he has the best connection with. He has already tried it with Indiyah, maybe he wanted to give Summer a chance.”
Cynthia has also attacked cruel trolls and haters on social media, who have attacked Dami, so much so that the family has monitored and closed her account.
“It’s annoying, but it’s always sad, because people come after him for doing what was best for him,” he says. “Maybe he didn’t do it in the best way, I’m not going to say I agree with what he’s done.
“But all this hate on his Instagram and his social media, I don’t think it’s the right thing to do… People need to realize that he has feelings too. The things that people say could affect his mental health and his well-being.”
Dami was born in Nigeria as Adedamola Adegbefan and moved with her family to Ireland at the age of five in 2001, where she grew up in New Ross.
Her father, Babajide, is a council worker and her mother, Bukola, is a carer. Dami is the second oldest of four girls and two boys, the others being chef Abosede (29), team leader Femi (24), college engineering student David (21), college law student Cynthia (19) and Junior Cert student Amanda (15).
Babajide laughs when asked what he thinks of his son on the show.
“What can we do?” he said. “Boys will be boys. Now he is getting bad reviews from his friends.
“My own perspective is different from that of young people today. There is nothing I can say to change anyone’s mind. but in my own way I will say let’s see and what will happen
“Most people blamed Dami for what she did. The kiss he had with the other girl Summer, that’s why a lot of people have changed their minds about him. However, there shouldn’t be any proof.”
Babajide reveals that Dami moved to Dublin a couple of years ago when she got a job as a microbiologist, after studying Bioscience with Biopharmaceuticals at Carlow. She lives in Adamstown in Dublin and works as a microbiologist.
“He works in Dublin,” he adds. “He has friends from Good Counsel, the school he attended in New Ross and now he has a lot of friends in Dublin as well.”
He smiles when asked about Dami’s love life at home.
“You know the kids, they won’t talk to the parents. It has its own crew. I can’t see them,” she comments. “Babajide works in the city of Waterford, but when he finishes work, he tunes in from his office.
“I’m enjoying it and I watch it every night, when I’m done,” he says.
Mama Bukola says that she is also a fan.
“I am supporting him. I am so proud of him,” she smiles.
Dami’s brother David, who plays rugby for New Ross, is also pleased.
“I think he’s doing pretty well,” he says. “He still has room for improvement, he’s probably only at 90% at the moment. She is a very simple person, honest, she is kind too. He is very mature for his age.”
He remembers Dami playing soccer when he was younger, but in recent years the 6’3” lad has more of a passion for basketball.
David also reveals that his older brother shortened his name a few years ago.
“He shortened it a long time ago in high school, it was an easier way to spell it,” he explains.
David is also glued to television.
“The whole family watches it every night. We were a little shocked by the reunion, but it is what it is, ”she notes. Cynthia thinks the viewers are seeing the real Dami.
“I think it’s nice to see him there. He’s being the real me of her. It’s not much different from when I would be at home. He is very open and honest. He gets along with everyone and is very friendly. He’s just being himself, which I like, that he’s not taking on another persona.” She insists
He is filled with pride when he talks about Dami.
“I’m so proud of him… I’m so proud to say, ‘That’s my brother.’ I will always be proud to say that. If that’s what he wanted and he got it, let him propose it. I’m happy that he’s there and he’s thriving and he’s doing his best, which he deserves,” she says.
Cynthia also predicts that Dami will also be involved in microbiology.
“I think Dami will never forget her work,” he said. “That’s what he studied in college, he’ll never forget it… I feel like he could be an influencer, but he’ll always have that kind of scientific mindset, he would have that mindset. He is a microbiologist, he can always be a famous microbiologist too”.
He also doesn’t remember that Dami has had a girlfriend lately.
“He didn’t have a girlfriend at home or in Dublin before he left. I think he went looking for someone, to find love, like you do on the show,” she says.
Meanwhile, Cynthia says that her family is the talk of the town.
“Everyone when I go out, people are like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re Dami’s sister, that’s great, how are you feeling? That’s so crazy,’ because New Ross is such a small place,” she smiles.
“You wouldn’t think someone from here, I’m not saying it’s impossible, but you wouldn’t think someone from New Ross would be on a show like that, so everyone’s a little excited to see someone from their small town. going to the program.