Prince Ahkeim Jahfar wakes up on his twenty-first birthday and realizes
that he is to be wed to a woman he has never met before. This is a custom that
is traditional in the royal family of Zamoonda, Africa. His father, King
Jahfi Jahfar had been planning this wedding for many years. The woman who is
groomed to be the prince's wife has been trained since birth to learn
everything about the prince and what he likes. She is trained to fill his
every desire. As it turned out, the Prince was not satisfied with his wife to
be because her intellect did not meet his standards. He decides to travel to
America to find his bride to be.
Prince Ahkeim and his servant Simi fly to Queens, New York to fill out
the Prince's dreams. They arrive in a suburban area of Queens wearing very
expensive suits and animal skins around their chest. Soon they find out that
they need to change their wardrobe to fit in with the rest of the population.
Prince Ahkeim plans to meet a woman that will love him for who he is and not
for the wealth he has. He must make everybody he meets believe that he is an
ordinary person from New York so that his cover will not be "blown". The
Prince even gets a job at a fast-food restaurant and works like a peasant would
from his home. When asked where he is from, he simply replies "I'm an African
student who is studying here at the University".
Prince Ahkeim learns that there are many things that go on in America
that are different from his world. He seems to be amused that people dump
trash on the streets and greet each other by shouting curse words at each other.
The apartment that he moves into is almost a complete opposite of the palace
he left. Rats and roaches crawl around the floor as if they owned the building.
This doesn't seem to bother the Prince even though he is used to petal girls
throwing rose petals to cover the floor before him and girls to bathe him.
He soon meets a girl that he... [continues]
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