Maryland, US-based Cameroonian business man, Donald Don Prince, passed away yesterday, Wednesday, January 17, just hours after he took to Facebook to mourn the death of his friend.
Until his sudden death, was the founder and CEO of Khati Khati chicken Ltd.
Yesterday evening, the deceased had posted a tribute to the friend, Dj Tambe, who showed him around when he first came to Maryland.
“One of his biggest wish was for me to move to Maryland. He took me around. Introduced me to his family and friends at high places. Helped me with a great strategy I still use today…
“Boy na here the money de he says”
Nothing sweet and remains In the mouth.
Big loss for International Khati Khati chicken ltd
May his soul continue to Rest in peace.
Dj Tambe” he wrote.
According to his friend, MC Chaz, Donald came to his office for a meeting six hours ago before his death.
“Barely 6 hours ago, you left my office with your wife after a new year start up meeting. 40 minutes later you go into your room and die? No be so my brother.. Don, no be so.. that’s not what we planned and talked about. I wasn’t going to post anything till I confirmed the story and I just left the hospital. You brought 250 dollars and a plate of suya to my office and that suya is still in my office and the money is still on the table. My brother is that how you do? Don! Go in peace” MC Chaz wrote.
Late Donald arrived America in 2010. He loves lived with his Aunt, Celestina Waindim in Minnnesota. His aunt greatly loved cooking and was a specialist in this delicious Cameroon dish named khati-khati. Her friends as well as her husband’s and others used to drive long distances just to come and eat khati khati in her place for free. His aunt’s husband would take him around the farms looking for chicken to buy for the preparation of this dish. He realized how important it was and how much people loved the hard smoked chicken. He then decided to start a small enterprise which he originally ran part-time. This is a business built on personality. He literally took it over from his aunt’s husband saving him from running around dashing from one store to another.
Donald DonPrince knew getting consumers to buy a chicken or ten would take a lot of persuasion, which demands passion and will power. Even with the difficulties that start-ups face all over the world, Donald was determined to stand up to the challenge and transform this delicacy from his native Kom in Cameroon into a household name and potential money-making venture millions of miles away in America, the land of opportunity. As is the case with every situation where hard work and determination are combined with a vision, Khati Khati Company ltd has undoubtedly known great success with an ever increasing demand from the large Cameroonian and African population in all 50 states of America.
With diligence, Donald keeps expanding his customer base which currently includes an impressive 10.000 people. Needless to say, such large demand requires a corresponding increase in commitment from the young entrepreneur and he continuously stands up to the task, always working hard and extra-time to make sure his customers’ stomachs constantly remain happy organs. To him, satisfaction in business rests primarily with his customers being served on time and with good quality. Back in the country where it originates, Khati Khati remains a delicacy requiring skillful preparation to meet the needs of consumers.
Donald has mastered all the skills necessary to transform chicken into a unique taste and flavor that encompasses what Khati Khati is all about. In doing so, he becomes pioneer in taking it from the obscurities in Cameroon into the international spotlight with the result that people from many different races now consider it a relevant part of their routine menu. At a time when most Africans in America yearn for their culture which more often than not stays back in their home countries, Donald is being recognized as a champion who sees the importance of exposing his culture with pride through food to the entire world.
Faced with the challenges of timely delivery to all 50 states in America, Donald makes use of the US Postal Services to do timely deliveries and leaves his customers completely satisfied.”