Abimbola "Bim" Fernandez is a French born Nigerian heiress, philanthropist, curator & fashionista. She was born to His Excellency Ambassador Deinde Fernandez in Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France, where her family lived briefly before relocating to New York. At the age of 10, her parents moved her family to Edinburgh, Scotland in order to better further her & her sisters education.
Bim attended the prestigious co-educational boarding school Fettes College before entering University in Oxford, England. After completing her secondary education, Bim moved back to the US to pursue a career in entertainment.
Abimbola is the current owner of "The Collection of Chief Aduke O. Fernandez". This collection is comprised of vintage ready to wear garments designed by top fashion houses such as Valentino, Chanel, Andre Laug & Oscar de la Renta. These garments were worn, by her mother Chief Aduke O. Fernandez, amongst dignitaries that her diplomatic family associated with. The late President Nelson Mandela, President Dos Santos of Angola & Prince Rainier III to name a few. In collaboration with her company “DEINDE”, Bim has been in the process of minting the collection’s Valentino couture gowns into wearable NFT’s expected to be available in the fall of 2022.
Abimbola manages a diverse portfolio of business interests under the DEINDE brand, with a focus on luxury lifestyle, fashion, and media. Her company has operations in the US and Europe, with plans to expand into the African continent. She is also in the process of developing a foundation to formally pursue her philanthropic goals. Her corporate and charitable activities are guided by principles of sustainability and inclusion.
Abimbola is currently based in Los Angeles where she is filming her docu-series "African Royale" premiering on The Africa Channel summer of 2022. She vows to continue to use her growing platform to do her part in protecting the basic human rights of our global community, in particular all women, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ community and the modern African diaspora.