Ayo Akingbade is a British Nigerian artist and filmmaker based in London. Her film 'Tower XYZ' (2016) received a Special Mention Award at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and won the inaugural Sonja Savic Award at Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade. Akingbade has since produced two new films. 'Street 66' (2018) which premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and 'A is for Artist' (2018) which premiered in the Experimenta strand at BFI London Film Festival. She is a recipient of the Sundance Ignite Fellowship (2018) and is included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2018). She is a graduate of London College of Communication and is currently studying at Royal Academy Schools.