Ayo Akingbade is an artist, writer, and film director born in Hackney, London. Her work addresses notions of power, urbanism, and stance.
In 2017 she received a Special Mention Award at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the Sonja Savić Award at the Alternative Film/Video Festival Belgrade for 'Tower XYZ' . In 2020, 'So They Say' was honoured with a Special Mention at Open City Documentary Festival.
Akingbade's work has been screened at the BFI London Film Festival, MoMa Doc Fortnight, Whitechapel Gallery, and DocLisboa. Her filmography includes Jitterbug (2022), Sukiyaki (2021), Red Soleil (2021), Fire in My Belly (2021), Deadphant (2020), Hella Trees (2020), Claudette’s Star (2019), So They Say (2019), Dear Babylon (2019), A is for Artist (2018), Street 66 (2018), Tower XYZ (2016), In Ur Eye (2015).