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A Decade in the Cigar Industry.

I'm sure you heard of "Papi Chulo" but what about "Donnie Papi Chulo" Premium Cigar brand owner and entrepreneur. One of the first African American Cigar Manufacturers in the World. If you don't know, now you do!

Today we celebrate a true trendsetter and pioneer in the Cigar Industry.

Donnie launched his brand "Presidente" in 2013 and hasn't looked back. It's an achievement in itself that a brand has been in existence for over ten years, especially a black man. " I lead by example and I believe I'm a damn good leader. According to Black Smoke Research Team, Today there are more that 75 black owned cigars brands internationally.

When I launched my brand there were only three. I paved the way and influenced more of us to get into the industry. I can sit back and say wow, what a difference ten years makes. Im just happy to be apart of the process. God has blessed me in more ways than one."


Based in Virginia, this entrepreneur is full trottle in the coffee game as well. He created the perfect pairing of Coffee and Cigars.

Donnie "Papi Chulo" is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Director of Pathways Development Services, a professional provider of mental health services and substance abuse.



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