Ovie Soko is a British athlete and professional basketball player. He currently has signed Le Mans Sarthe of the LNB Pro A in July 2020. Previously, he had played with teams London Lions, UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB, and Aries Trikala. He played with Shiga Lakestars of the B.League and Great Britain Men’s National Basketball.
Moreover, he gained huge exposure after he appeared in the fifth series of British reality show Love Island where he placed in the third along with India Reynolds. He has appeared in the show with other contestants including Molly Mae Hague, Tommy Fury, Marvin Brooks, and Maura Higgins. Additionally, he is currently working with the Mokkingbird Managements and has appeared in several modeling assignments. Let us scroll over to know more information on the athlete.
Caption: The Love Island contestants, Ovie Soko.
Ovie Soko: Bio, Family, Career
The television personality was born on 7 February 1991Worcester Park, England, the United Kingdom. He is the son of Raymond Soko with whom he is partnering with ASOS.com. There is no information on his mother or siblings in the media. He has a nationality of British ann belongs to Nigerian heritage on both his paternal and maternal sides.
Regarding his education, he had attended Bethel High School in Hampton, Virginia where he played basketball. He finished his high school career with an average of 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.0 blocks per game during his lone season. In his junior, Soko played at Hampton Roads Academy where he averaged 17.1 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.3 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game.
In 2009, he joined the University of Alabama and played till 2012. He was transferred to Duquesne in 2013 and played for a year, in his senior season,. Then he underwent undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft and signed a one-year deal with Boulazac Dordogneof the LNB Pro B. In 2015, he signed Aries Trikala of Greece for the 2015-16 season. Along with that, he signed a one-month deal with Enel Brindisi of Series A.
He thereafter joined UCAM Murcia of the Liga ACB in August 2016 for a one-year deal. However, it extended to a year deal with the club in July 2018. Further, he had played with London Lions signing in November 2019 and then Le Mans Sarthe of the LNB Pro A in July 2020.
Ovie Soko: Personal Life & Girlfriend
He has not discussed most of his private affairs or love in the media. However, he had a brief romance with model India Reynolds for four months with whom he ended with third place in the show. Since then, it is reported that he is possibly single and enjoying his bachelor life. Apart from that, his fans were begging to come back to the villa.
Ovie Soko: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about Islander salary, they do get paid to be on the show, however, there is no exact information on it. According to sources, they get paid around £200- £250 per week and accumulate a prize amount for the winners. Coming to Brooks’ income, he earned from his business ventures and basketball playing career. Therefore, he reported having an estimated net worth of around $10 million.
He is highly active over different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Instagram, he has an account @oviesoko with 1.8 million followers. He goes by the Twitter account @oviesoko with 132.9k followers. Also, he has a Facebook account under his name with 15k followers.
Ovie Soko: Body Measurements
As an athlete, he has a slim and strong body that player usually has maintaining through strict workouts and diets. His body has a tall height of 6 feet 7.5 inches or 2.01 meters and weighs around 98 kg. He has a black eyes color with the same hair color and tattooed heavily his body.