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Monday, January 30, 2012

Billionaire Bizman Dehinde Fernandez Abandons Kano Properties

After marrying a woman from Kano, Haleema Fernandez and getting one of the highest ranking chieftancy titles from the state, billionaire business man and one of Africa's richest men, Ambassador Dehinde Fernandez built one of the biggest palatial homes in the state, a two-storey building replica of one of his homes in Europe located on Alu Crescent. He also acquired quite a number of properties in the state, including one of the largest horse stables in the country, which he has since abandoned, horses taken away.

The billionaire hasn't been back home in a while, leaving his properties to rot, and with the crisis going on in the North, he will probably not be back anytime soon.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

this man always strikes me as an osho - wizard

NenehS said...

Denied Fernandez. Been ages I heard that name. The man still in these parts?

Anonymous said...

who cares about this man wetin hin don do for nigeria hin home country abeg jor mk hin hang hin sef for all we care,hissss......

Anonymous said...

@Anon 10.03 PM- I agree with you. This Fernandez man is so weird- where did all that money come from??? I have heard something about rituals.....

Anonymous said...

Who is he?...

The billionaire African diplomat Antonio Deinde Fernandez.

The Central African Republic’s ambassador to the United Nations travels across the world in one of six private jets and enjoys being chauffeured around in a pink Rolls-Royce. When dining out, he takes over the entire restaurants to avoid encountering riffraff.

A Yoruba tribal chief, his family motto is "agbomeji kii momi nikoto", meaning "two rams cannot drink from the same bucket".

Ambassador Fernandez,has a luxurious home in New York and Edinburgh.

Ambassador Fernandez is a prominent businessman and has been described as one of the richest men in Africa.

Ovation International, the African equivalent of Hello! magazine, described him as the "guardian of panache and prosperity" and was so pleased to secure a photo shoot with him that it spread the feature over 40 pages.

The magazine said: "Renowned and well-known around the globe, the tall, dark and refined man of commerce and diplomacy is an embodiment of good form, surrounding himself with exquisite things only money can buy."

A graduate of Columbia University, Ambassador Fernandez insists on travelling in style and his private jets are said to be furnished with every possible convenience. His fortune is said to be based on exports of bauxite, oil and diamonds.

His home in New York is a well-fortified island with all the services of a small town, including a fire station.

In his native Lagos Island, he has built a tower named after himself.

Alongside business interests, Ambassador Fernandez has a diplomatic career stretching back to 1966 and is the Central African Republic’s UN representative. He is on first-name terms with several world leaders, doubles as the republic’s deputy minister of foreign affairs, and is head of the oil company Petro-Inett.

But his career has not been without controversy. The ambassador has a long track record of unconventional business deals in Africa and is said to have made powerful enemies.

In 1989, he tried, unsuccessfully, to use his diplomatic immunity to prevent his former American wife from being awarded title to the couple’s 4 million estate in New York as part of a divorce settlement.

The wrangle went as far as the Oval Office, with former President George Bush being briefed on the appeal.

Earlier this year, Ambassador Fernandez threatened to sue the decorating firm Ogilvie J Rolland after it posted pictures of the work it had done on his Edinburgh property on its website

Anonymous said...

3 November 1997

BIO/3113

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

19971103 Biographical Note Antonio Deinde Fernandez, the new Permanent Representative of the Central African Republic, presented his credentials today to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Fernandez served as Special Advisor to the President of Mozambique on International Economic Affairs. Between 1992 and 1995, he served as Ambassador-at-Large for Togo.

He began his diplomatic career in 1966, serving as the Consul of the Republic of Dahomey. In 1982, he became the Economic Advisor to the Government of Angola. His work with the United Nations has spanned more than a decade, beginning with his appointment as the Permanent Representative of Mozambique in 1984. In 1992, Mr. Fernandez served concurrently as Ambassador- at-Large for Angola and for Togo.

Mr. Fernandez attended Cambridge University and received a graduate degree in business from Columbia University.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1936, he is married and has two daughters.

Science Blog.

Now u knw who is he....

Anonymous said...

Efico...na you write his biography or are you related to da man. No ya mak einadd mine own... You forgot to mention that he really made his money by selling arms. He was, and I believe still, a major arms dealer...he started even before the Nzeribes of the world opened their eyes to the money in that business. He also had one of the largest divorce settlements in the Uk.

diamondacious said...

Hmnnn u do well for dis ur enlightenment .... Make I no go blow grammer! Well I am speechless I dnt knw abt yall

Nss said...

Saw him earlier this yr. He's just enjoying his money outside Nigeria. He's weirdly cool, i like to describe him as a typical Nigerian who was not at all supposed 2 b Nigerian in the 1st place. really hard to explain his kind lol

eke is my hobby said...

hmmm never ever heard of him. Please I am looking to land an unknown quiet billionaire. How do I go about it. So is this guy spanish, yoruba or hausa? does he have kids

Stunning said...

Choi u go fear nau! See how d first pikcho be like one ogboni cult pikcho. Lol

Anonymous said...

Who cares?

Anonymous said...

What has he done 4 nigerians? Dis is so old school trying to pose with your overbloated and sick ego 4 us. Abeg go pack well jor with ur smelly oGboni money!!

Anonymous said...

Fernadez owns a diamond well outside Nigeria, This i read. This man had been rich long time ago but chose to invest outside the shore of Nigeria. Reasons best known to him!

Maxyma10 said...

The guy is a confirm member of Ogboni Reformed Confraternity (ORC).

Anonymous said...

Dele Momodu's customer.

Pjobaby said...

Wizard... Ritualist... Diplomat... Whatever he is, being a billionaire, what jobs has he created in Nigeria??? Or even charity organization???

Mscleopatra said...

@annoynmous. 02.25pm u must definitely write a book about d man !

Mscleopatra said...

@ annonymous 2.25pm u av to write a book about the man lol!

Anonymous said...

Ambassador Dehinde Fernandez, a confirmed member of the reformed Ogboni fraternity.

Anonymous said...

Na wa o

Anonymous said...

Jst a line from Akon's ghetto "no need to cherish luxuries coz everytin come n go,even d life u hv is borrowed coz u r not promised of tomoro".but money good ooo....lol
_Neni

Chikaka said...

His yacht is called Yemoja, go and figure. That's his Mummy.

Anonymous said...

Is he from Nigeria or Africa..ds cv is weighty...it is well.

Dr Chandus said...

Chei bin ages I heard dat name.read bout him in d popular ovation feature yrs ago.him nd his houses nd luxury thingys.used to hav one white wife/extremely yellow lady.dis halima must be a recent development

Anonymous said...

Former husband of erelu abiola dosumu.

Anonymous said...

Are those cats real? I never understand why people keep wild animals. Some disaster always happens

Laugh.reflect.smile said...

Those are the kind of animals that Tonto should have used in her shoot

Anonymous said...

He denies ever being married to Erelu Dosunmu o! They were partners at some point and have a love child - a girl.

Anonymous said...

E be like say he is one of those blacks who will sell their fellow men to the westerners for money (think old slave trade). He reeks of blood diamonds, arms, etc. I wonder who made him ambassador sef. His influence even reach the UK Royal Family.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/1999/may/22/nelsonmandela

"But his career has not been without controversy. In 1984 he hit the headlines in Swaziland when the parliament tried to question his appointment as roving ambassador with the rank of deputy finance minister. After being ordered by the royal family not to intervene, MPs dropped the issue."

Chikaka said...

Re_Erelu, he denied the girl she claims she had for him.

Anonymous said...

Screw him and his money...fucking old school-bloodmoney-white man wannabe...

Anonymous said...

Anyone with an ounce of sense (and a few Euros) would get out of Kano. Nigeria is the last place on earth to CHOOSE to live, you go there make money and get out.

Anonymous said...

The man is African and proud. What is wrong with being Ogboni? We like hypocrisy and condemning what is indigenous to us.Japanese, India, China were also colonised but they stuck to their religion and culture. Today they are world powers. We chose to be copy cats and we are not getting any where. Today one of the borrowed religion is being used to swindle the poor masses all in the name of properity even when enabling environment dont exist. The other has virtually been hijacked by a murderous sect that has no value for any ones life. The earlier we rediscover ourselves, appreciate our culture and embrace growth of home grown technology the better for us all.

Anonymous said...

A lot of tinz iu guyz ave said.Anyway....He has money buh it could just be clean or otherwise.who knows?

Anonymous said...

He was married to Erelu Abiola Dosumu. If you need evidence there are pictures to prove it ( go and do your research properly before making such comments).

There is nothing wrong with being rich and knowing how to spend your money! unlike the typical Nigerians that we see these days who think the the brighter the colour the better.

The Venetian said...
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Abimbola Fernandez said...

Get a LIFE! stop writing such hateful things about my father just because youre uninformed. He has worked hard for his money & loves his family. As all men should. Go do something else with your spare time instead of hating on a wonderful man.

yemi said...

Laughin @ abimbola.u cant blame dem. Ur pop sawgga is too much.imagine al d lion and ogboni wrapper.it was wit him i saw the 1st bigger boy walking stick.he seems controvertial though.but he is ur dad.

Martine said...

I worked for His Excellency Antonio Deine Fernande and I confirm that he was a wonderful and generous man. You have become a very pretty young lady.

Anonymous said...

I worked for Chief Antonio Deinde Fernandez and I confirm that he was a wonderful and generous man. I respected him very much.Martine

Anonymous said...

I worked for Chief Antonio Deinde Fernandez and I confirm that he was a wonderful and generous man. Martine

Anonymous said...

Be it blood money nor water,money is money.Make ur own.

The Venetian said...

People should stop hating.. If someone works for his wealth and takes care of his fam, the person should be respected not despised. If anyone here feels envious the best thing to do,would be to re-evaluate urself and ur beliefs. And then go work for your own fortune.

The Venetian said...

People should stop hating.. If someone works for his wealth and takes care of his fam, the person should be respected not despised. If anyone here feels envious the best thing to do,would be to re-evaluate urself and ur beliefs. And then go work for your own fortune.

Tom Bernard said...

His Excellency Chief Antonio Deinde Fernandez is the most generous man I ever had a chance to work for
Tom Q

Martine SO said...

I do agree with you Tom Q. Such an experience happens only once in a life. I'm very nostalgic. It was the best period of my life. His Excellency Antonio Deinde Fernandez is the most human person I've ever met. Martine SO

Martine S-O said...

I do agree with you Tom Q. Such an experience happens only once in a life. I am very nostalgic, it was the best period of my life. His Excellency Antonio Deinde Fernandez is the most human person I have ever met in my life.
Martine S-O

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Anonymous said...

Was working for the man in New York, France and on his Yemoja yacht . Horror , treat the people like a pcs of s.... Still owns me money . Bulling , treats long story about him and his diplomatic connections UN , CAR an Patasse ...Madame Aduke . Great woman but badly treated by him ...good for her she left . Tricky man .ptr.laurie@gmail.com

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Too much money

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Fati said...

Hello, I agree with Martine and Tom, I had the chance to know his Excellency Antonio Deinde fernandez it a more human person and a great meeting that I had in my life

Fati

Fati said...

Bonjour, je suis d'accord avec martine et tom, j'ai eu la chance de connaitre son Excellence Antonio Deinde fernandez ce une personne la plus humaine et une belle rencontre que j'ai eu dans ma vie

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Anonymous said...

Wether good or bad,pips shuld try and appreciate greatness.4 gods sake dis man is our own and he,s respected all over d world,why can, t we just rejoice 4 hvn sm1 lyk him?PLS CARRY GO HIS EXCELLENCY SIR.

Anonymous said...

ΐ'd really love to meet this man or a fam member, heard so much bout him from childhood, really an inspiration to me and i guess african youths.. It takes boldness to amass such wealth and that ΐ respect about this great man