“I spend my time always trying to enjoy life as much as I can with family and friends or simply by myself. After the death of my Father, Austin Adebisi Adeoso, who passed away of cancer January 10, 2012, I decided to fulfill my dreams of creating art and expanding myself as a brand.
About a year later, in 2013, I traveled to Nigeria for the first time since I left for Canada with my parents at the age of two. During my trip to Nigeria, I discussed with my Aunt that that my peers in America loved when I wore my headwraps and inquired on where and how they can get one of their own. The very next day I found myself in the middle of a neigbourhood market in Lagos alongside my Aunt handpicking beautifully patterned headwraps to start off my new business ventures.
The brand name 1953 came to mind during the trip back to Nigeria. When I landed in Nigeria, family greeted me by saying, ‘Welcome to your Father?s land.’ 1953 was the year that my Father was born, it became the year Nigeria became my Father?s land. This is in honour of him, a piece of him that I can now pass on to my own family.” – Folasade
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