Ayo Akingbade is a British Nigerian artist and filmmaker in London. Her short film Tower XYZ (2016) was produced as part of STOP PLAY RECORD and has been shown at multiple festivals and screenings throughout 2017. Tower XYZ received a Special Mention Award the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and won the inaugural Sonja Savic Award. She is a recipient of the 2018 Sundance Institute Ignite Fellowship for emerging filmmakers.