Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Although a Nigerian, the multi-lingual and exceptional business man was appointed the permanent representative of Central African Republic (CAR) at the United Nations in 1997.
He was also an Open Ogboni Confraternity believer and Worshiper.
He was the Oluwo of Lagos & Olori Ogboni of the Universe.
Let's take a look at the Earthly Sojourn of Chief Deinde Antonio Fernandez's.
Portuguese navigators were also the first European explorers to reach Lagos.
Actually, they gave the state the name 'LAGOS.
Oladeinde Antonio Fernandez's mother was from the Popular Olumegbon family of Lagos Island.
In 1954, at a Tender age, he proceeded to the United Kingdom.
He was employed as a document officer with the United Nations (UN) in New York.
He was asked by Aduke through her counsel,Charles Macnair QC, to compel Fernandez to pay her a lump sum of £5m and an allowance of £75,000 monthly for 3 years.
but the case was dismissed by the court.
In 2013, Both of his wives Barbara and Aduke died, within the space of three months apart.
Aduke bore a girl, Abimbola for him.
romantically linked with the Erelu of Lagos, Abiola Dosumu who had a daughter for him, Antoinette Oyinkansola.
Ironically, they fell apart.
Eventually, Abiola Dosumu dropped the name 'Fernandez'.
He was also once the Consul for Benin Republic (then Republic of Dahomey) (1966), made the Economic Advisor to the Angolan Government in 1982 ...
In 1982, he was a long serving adviser to the Angolan Government on Economic matter. He held this position for two Santos.
In 1992, he was appointed as Special Adviser to the President of Mozambique on International Economic Matters, a position he held for three years.
Nevertheless, he has a Personalized tower in Lagos.
He also owns one of the most luxurious homes in Kano State (with one of the largest horse stables and farms in Nigeria.
Ironically, he has No investment in Nigeria, Nor does he have any Account with any Nigeria Bank (Sad Indeed).
Deinde Fernadez was just in his own Class and world.
But,with all his Stupendous wealth, Deinde very rarely comes to Nigeria where he is from.
Although,His wealth has dazed, fazed many, and left even many more speechless.
- he is, His Imperial Highness Garsan Fulanin Kano (Kano State, Nigeria).
- Grand Officier de l’Ordre du Merite Centrafricain (Grand Officer of the Order of Merit, Central African Republic)
NOW, PLEASE TELL ME, WAS HE ONE OF US? WAS HE ONE OF OUR OWN? Absolutely Not!
A Source lamented.
Three private jets flew him between his properties.
Deinde Fernandez also had proceeds of the sale of shares in Sandcat Petroleum,
He owned the 150-foot headship yacht, Yemoja.
These and more are some of the properties he left behind.
"Babes this is horrendous but hilarious. Don't let it get to you. Evil always shows itself up! Love you beautiful".
Although, the Fernadez family members are still trying to Sort things out amicably.
It's Obvious nothing in this life last forever.
And all the Wealth that you Amassed in this world, when you die, you can't be buried with it.
The Greatest reward you can have in this life, is the number of lives you Helped and affected POSITIVELY.
Deinde Fernadez was Wealthy and Lived a life of affluence, but its Sad that he wasn't Charitable.
May God grant us all wisdom and the Heart of Giving, Amen