Nigerian-born Taofeek Abijako is a multidisciplinary artist recognized for his ability to express social and political commentary through the marriage of personal narratives, material study and historical contexts.From an early age, Abijako was introduced to fashion by tagging along with his father to his studio back in Lagos, Nigeria, leading to Abijako’s fascination in the intersection between art and everyday social relationships in marginalized spaces.In 2018, Abijako presented his S/S ’19 collection for HOS at NYFW: Men’s, making him the youngest designer to show at the event. Recognized by theForbes 30 Under 30 list for class of 2019, Abijako has gone on to receive renowned accolades such as CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, Brooklyn Museum/Instagram Design Visionary Grant and FGI RisingStar Award Finalist.


Founded in 2016 by Taofeek Abijako (at age 17),HEAD OF STATE (HOS) is a representation of post colonial youth culture today. It operates as both an homage to this diverse space and a dissection along with critique of the effects western imposition has had on it.HOS is born from this unique clash and thrives on it, aiming to provoke and further a dialogue about the past, current and future state of marginalized spaces.