Saturday, 5 September 2015

Inside Late ‘Deinde Fernandez’s Yatch, Yemoja | …Amazing Pics of rooms, bath, others inside


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Fernandez's Yemoja Yatch
In the third series of our expose on late African Billionaire Diplomat and business man, Ambassador Chief Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez, we give you the story of his world class all white affair Yemoja Yacht which was one of his favorite article of pleasure and leisure while alive. The African statesman who contributed to the development of Africa in the area of business and diplomacy died last Tuesday September 1st 2015 inside his Brussels, Belgium home. He was 79 years of age. Find a quite moment with a delightful drink and snack by your side as you enjoy the out of this world story of a rare legend who lived a rare life till death. Enjoy!
Chief Walkway Study room on Yemoja
The Custodian of Wealth and Panache
Nothing perhaps, compares to it.  Those who have come across real wealth, and what good use money can be put, are still astounded when they are faced with the magnificent objects of desire, which that incredibly blessed colossus, international businessman, Ambassador (Chief) Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez has assembled.
Without modern technology, the wondrous feats of this torch bearer, the pride of Africa, would have sounded like legends woven by elders to titillate younger people, encourage them to aim for the sky.  We would all have thought it impossible for a mortal to be this rewarded.

“His adorable yacht, Yemoja is a delight.  The two-storey wonder has spectacular sitting and dining rooms, a lavish master bedroom with two baths, two children’s rooms, a gym and entertainment centre among other heavenly paraphernalia”.

Yemoja's main deck lounge is separated from dinning area by han
But the pictures are there for us to see.  In living vivid colors; the resounding successes of Nigeria’s most colorful billionaire, a recurring perpetual echo, is a tale we are proud to tell.
Renowned and well-known round the globe, the tall, dark and refined 64 year old man of commerce and diplomacy is an embodiment of good form, surrounding himself with exquisite things only money alone can not buy.
From his superlative yacht, Yemoja, six luxurious private jets, head turning beautiful popping chateau in France, the eulogized master of the game has that rare gift of discern splendor that is impeccable.
With his eye for details and uncommon panache, Ambassador Deinde Fernandez tower anywhere.
Romanticized by most of Nigeria’s richest men, and women, his is the icing on an elaborately decorated multi-tier cake.
Yemoja's Family Room laced  with African Artifacts & Beautiful
His Humble Beginning
Lucky to have a rich Lagos Yoruba heritage, he was born to Mr. Camut Akinwale and Mrs. Juliana Fernandez in 1936.

“His homes around the world have awards and gifts from every where.  And his dinning rooms usually have flags of visiting head of states.  And some of the most popular world leaders have special seat made for them”

Holy Cross, Lagos was where he began his education.  He moved on to CMS Grammar School, Bariga and St. Gregory College, Obalende (both in Lagos) for secondary education.
Brooklyn College and St. John’s University were the tertiary institutions the Apesin Ola (Onije Onimu) of Egba land attended.
Married to Erelu Apesin Ola, Chief (Mrs.) Aduke Fernandez, they have two ravishingly beautiful daughters, Princess Atinuke and Princess Abimbola.
Well-grounded in Yoruba culture and tradition, Chief Fernandez owns a 340 square kilometers diamond plant in Angola. The Ambassador-at-large for Congo, Angola and Mozambique is United Nation’s permanent representative for Central African Republic.
The Driving Deck of Yemoja
The shinning light has friends in the highest places, mixing with super heavyweights of all races.  During his lifetime, beloved John Fitzergerald Kennedy, assassinated United States of America’s president was a friend.
Among his inner circle of friends are ex-president George Bush (of USA), Gnassingbe Eyadema (of Togo) and Samora Michel (Samora & Gnassingbe are late)
The stamp of luxury and splendor are trademarks of the high chief’s fancy but classy and timeless possessions.
The Yemoja @ Full Speed
His Yemoja Yatch as Sea Home
His adorable yacht, Yemoja is a delight.  The two-storey wonder has spectacular sitting and dining rooms, a lavish master bedroom with two baths, two children’s rooms, a gym and entertainment centre among other heavenly paraphernalia.

“Well-grounded in Yoruba culture and tradition, Chief Fernandez owns a 340 square kilometers diamond plant in Angola. The Ambassador-at-large for Congo, Angola and Mozambique is United Nation’s permanent representative for Central African Republic”.

The goddess of the sea (which is what Yemoja translates to in Yoruba, the rich language of Nigerians who live in the South Western part of the African nation), the yacht designed by F de Voogt, built by Van Lent with interior décor by Lavor has dominant African themes.
Lion skin rug and statues of warriors are prominently displayed on special carpets or white washed oak paneling.
Chief's bathroom on Yemoja
The all-steel motor yacht is 46.90 meters in over all length, 8.60 meters in beam and 2.75 meters in draft. 
The gracious lady on water exceedingly satisfied its discerning owner.
The lower deck provides roomy accommodation for Chief Fernandez and family.
The owner’s suite has an exquisite sitting room area, his and hers bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes and a lavish bedroom.
Atinuke and Abimbola’s cabins (the children) both have different themes.  There are butterfly and parrot themes.
The yacht’s magnificent stairway spanning three decks have carved antelope heads in the balustrade.
The Deck Lounge of The Yemoja
The Island & Chateau Palaces too
If you think Ambassador Antonio Fernandez’s taste is lavished only on Yemoja, come with us to his paradise on an island in New York (United States of America). With all the modern services a town might require including a fire service station, and a long bridge leading to the palace, this mansion takes the cake.
Lavishly decorated rooms, with golden balustrade, dining room with golden chandeliers, it is splendor at its highest.
When the water level is high, the state-of-the-art cars are automatically raised above sea level, protecting all objects on ground.
Well-fortified, the Island home is impenetrable.
Chief's Suite with a sitting area and Large Bed
The chateau in France, once owned by Napoleon Bonaparte is another architectural master piece.  With everything you can think of, it is on a large expanse of land as big as a village.
And the interior bears the indelible signature of the wealthy merchant.  Only the best is good enough, and the chateau displays all the beauty under the sun.
His homes around the world have awards and gifts from every where.  And his dinning rooms usually have flags of visiting head of states.  And some of the most popular world leaders have special seat made for them.
The guardian of panache and prosperity travels in style.  He has six up-to-the minute private jets (Two Gulf streamer G4 and 900 Boeing).
Yemoja's Birds-eye mapple, pomele mahogamy rosewood dinning table
The planes are designed like his homes with the same touch which only accepts the very blessed.  Roomy interior, bedroom and sitting area are standard features.
Permitted to belong to the exclusive club of the super rich is an honor granted Chief Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez who has mastered the art of mixing with the very best and brightest humanity has produced, relishing the most beautiful things ever conceived by the human mind
Fernandez with Mobutu & others on his yatch
Words by; Olakunle Bakare.
Pictures: Courtesy OVATION Magazine.

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