Metro African Diamond Tycoon, Deinde Fernandez Is Dead


Temitope Akinola
Oluwo Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez is dead. Announcing his demise in a tweet at about on Tuesday, Ovation Publisher, Dele Momodu, said: "Nigeria, and indeed Africa, has just lost one of its greatest sons; Ambassador Chief Antonio Dehinde Fernandez is gone!"

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Deinde Fernandez according to Mirror Magazine UK is one of the world's richest men. An African diamond and gold tycoon reckoned to be worth a mind-blowing £6 Billion.

His Excellency Oluwo Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez is a part of Nigeria's families, a roving Ambassador for the United Nations. He is also the Baron of Dudley, a title he bought for £59,000.

He is a close friend to several eminent personalities including Nelson Mandela, former US president George Bush Snr and ex-Un Boss Koffi Annan. His many homes include Napoleon's old chateau in France and he has a fleet of Rolls-Royce and three private jets.

He died at the age of 79.