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Yewande Biala Is Reclaiming Her Voice & It's The Moment We've All Been Waiting For

There were so many things that made Yewande Biala, one of the stars of Season 5 of Love Island, unforgettable.

There was the fact that she was a Nigerian Irish babe with the dreamiest of accents, the fact that she might have been one of the smartest contestants with a day job working in biopharmaceutical science, or the way that she held her own and thoroughly dressed down Danny when he was caught in a lie.

Many of us kept following her post-villa, applauding as she collected endorsement deals and quietly went about her business in her new role as an influencer. In 2021, she burst back into the wider public consciousness again when she wrote about her experience with other Islanders refusing to learn how to say her name properly.