In September, she graduated from university after several years of hardship. After her graduation she shared a photo on Twitter to celebrate her achievement.
Akingbade told BuzzFeed News she immediately noticed people mocking the tweet and trolling but decided not to interact. "I had just taken off my graduation gown," she said. "What on earth could really bother me?"
However, last Friday, she noticed a Twitter account had parodied her tweet, only instead of her photo, they used one of someone simulating blackface with Nutella chocolate spread.
The tweet has since been removed.
When she highlighted why the tweet was offensive, she was sent further abuse.
The owner of the "blackface" account apologised to Akingbade, but she felt the apology was lacking.