The Judges & the Top 3
2018 Miss Africa Washington State Pageant
The Judges & the Top 3
2017 Miss Africa Washington State Pageant
2016 Miss Africa Washington State Pageant


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2019 will mark the 4th edition of Miss Africa Washington State Pageant. The 1st edition took place on the 3rd of September 2016 at the University of Washington. 4 years of the competition has produced more than 30 confident, more assertive and goal driven women. Today, Miss Africa Washington State has grown to be the largest African pageant in the Northwest, bringing many communities together.

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Gambia || Mariama Cora

Mariama Cora My name is Mariama Cora, the 2016 finalist representing the smiling coast of Africa, home of the Mandinka Warriors, The Gambia in the first ever Miss Africa Washington State pageant. I want to take this time to speak about myself, as well as what I stand for. I am a nursing student and […]

Kenya || Salome Munyaka

Salome Munyaka My name is Salome munyaka. I was born in the land of green highlands a land that is home for over 1000 birds and unique animals a country known for its historical sites the land from eastern Africa Kenya.I am currently a fulltime student at highline college in Washington state am currently pursuing […]

Sierra Leone || Ruth Jemie Kamara

Ruth Jemie Kamara Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am Ruth Jemie Kamara from the blissful country Sierra Leone west Africa. Also known as lion mountains, a major producer of gold. I am a unique diamond representing the face of pregnant teenagers of the republic of sierra Leone. I am the youngest of seven siblings, my […]

South Sudan || Nyamal Both

Nyamal Both My name is Nyamal Both. In my country, my name means peace or happiness, something South Sudan lacks greatly. I was born December 21, 1996 in peaceful Iowa Lutheran Hospital Des Moines, Iowa. My parents Matthew Wichluol Both and Rebecca Nyadeng Bol were both born in war torn South Sudan both almost 50 […]

Tanzania || Ruzeda Antoinette Fields

Ruzeda Antoinette Fields Ruzeda Antoinette Fields was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in August 17, 1997 but has spent most of her life in Seattle, Washington where she attends school at South Seattle College. She is the daughter of a U.S. Navy veteran and a licensed practical nurse. Though, still learning and growing, Ruzeda […]

Zimbabwe || Andile Mpofu

Andile Mpofu Hello, my name is Andile Mpofu and I am 23 years of age. I was born and brought up in Zimbabwe. I came to the United States in the year 2013 to further my education and I am currently studying Business Economics at Green River College in Seattle, Washington and will be minoring […]

Ivory Coast || Mahanfa Madina Koné

Mahanfa Madina Koné Mahanfa Madina Koné, born in Cocody, Côte D’ Ivoire ( Ivory Cost) in the 90’s. Madina moved from Abidjan in 2000 to Paris, France at the age of 6 where she grew up. In her teenage years, Madina relocated to Tacoma, Washington to terminate high school. Throughout secondary school, despite English as […]

Miss Ivory Coast || Nancy Danielle Tourè-Yapo

Nancy Danielle Tourè-Yapo Born on November 5, 1990 at 5:43 PM from a very young age she knew she wanted to help others in anyway shape or form. Being an employee of nursing homes to an airline employee has allowed her to consistently exercise her brand to reach audiences by being an effective mentor, advisor […]

Contestants 2016

Ivory Coast Nancy Tourè-Yapo Ivory CoastMahanfa Madina Kone ZimbabweAndile Nobuhle Mpofu TanzaniaRuzeda Antoinette Fields South SudanNyamal Both Sierra LeoneRuth Jemie Kamara KenyaSalome Munyaka Kenya (2)Jessica Benson Gambia (2)Sonia Mahoi SomaliaRukiya Elmi GambiaMariama Cora GabonJeanns Jackson EthiopiaRodina Gebremariam South Sudan (2) Nyaruach Dedoch Nigeria Adeola Bakare