The Pageant

The Pageant

The Miss Africa Washington State Pageant was founded in 2015. The pageant was formed with the sole purpose of giving young African women living in Washington State a platform to showcase not only their beauty but most importantly their culture, talent and creativity.  The winner becomes a goodwill ambassador for Miss Africa Washington State Pageant, charged with designing and implementing a charity program based on her Pageant Humanitarian Platform.

  • The pageant is highly competitive and seeks to bring out those leadership qualities in women.
  • The organization thereby supports the winner in executing their humanitarian platform in serving humanity and making our world a better place. Over the last 3 years, our Queens have devoted their time to charity work in the Washington State and in Africa.
  • We aim to instill into these young ladies, the culture of giving.
  • In addition to charitable giving, this pageant aims at promoting African culture, tourism and lifestyle to the wider world.

The Reigning Queen

The Reigning Queen

Shalom Aburu

She is an art enthusiast, fashion designer and most importantly a humanitarian. Born and raised in Kampala Uganda, Shalom always had compassion and will to help those in need. This seed was planted from an early age by her mother, a pastor, who always went an extra mile to help community members in need. Today Shalom is ambassador for an organization in Uganda, Morkiswa Community Skilling Organization, that helps youth in rural Tororo get an education. She strongly believes that education is the best key to unlock a better future for Uganda and Africa at large. In fact, in 2014 Shalom moved to the United States of America to further her education. She graduated from Pierce College Fort Steilacoom with an Associates in Science and plans to obtain a career in Mental Health Therapy through further education.
Shalom Aburu also has a strong passion for art and fashion. This passion drove her to teach herself fashion design and sewing at the age of 12 and has been polishing her craft for the last 11 years. In 2016 she was the youngest fashion designer selected to showcase her clothing collection at Bellevue Fashion Week. Today she is a self-employed fashion designer with a business, Aburu Fashion House, designing African inspired clothing and accessories.

Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Featured Videos

Featured Videos

2018 Top 3

2018 Top 3

Position

2017 Top 3

2017 Top 3

Position

2016 Top 3

2016 Top 3

Position

2019 Coronation Ceremony

2019 Coronation Ceremony

News

News

Tour at the Mother Africa Organization

Our contestants visiting a Non-profit organization based in Kent:#MotherAfrica Mother Africa is a Washington-based non-profit that provides assistance to African refugee and immigrant women and their children. Lots of thanks to Queen #Risho #Sapano Founder/Board...

Our reigning queen at the Miss India Washington

Congratulations to our reigning queen, her majesty Queen #Shina on her first public appearance as Miss Africa Washington State at the#MissAsiaWashington Pageant Coronation Ceremony last Sunday.Lots of thanks to the organizers and their 2016 first runner queen Meenal...

Miss Ghana Washington 2017

At a young age I knew I wanted to impact lives especially those who have walked the same path as I, at the age of 23 I have come a long way, there is life after trauma I've turned all my pain, heartache and hardships into strength, the internal strength to recover and...

Seattle Mulema Inauguration Dinner Gala

Thank you to the Mulema Organisation for having us during the Mulema Inauguration Dinner and Dance. It was a beautiful night of celebrating culture, embracing heritage and promoting tradition.

Africa Now Leadership Conference

Africa Now Leadership Conference is happening today at the University of Washington. Join the movement and together let's change MINDSETs by Paving the way for a new generation of young African leaders.

Miss Ghana at the GHANA SEATTLE FESTIVAL

Miss Ghana at the GHANA SEATTLE FESTIVAL. We are honored to be part of such a unifying annual community gathering. Lots of Thanks to Mr. Terry Kusi, the vice President and Mr. Kofi Adjei, the president for having us. Location: TUKWILA COMMUNITY CENTER

Interview at the Ranier Ave Radio Station

Our contestants had the honor to be interviewed by Queen Melissa Littleton at the Rainier Avenue Radio Station. As an organization, we are very thankful to have been giving such an amazing platform for our contestants to talk about their humanitarian platforms and to...

2017 Reigning queen’s fundraising event

I am super excited to announce my very first art show: Shina's Gallery African Art Show & Fundraiser. It was long overdue and I can't wait to show you my new collection. This summer 2019, I am bringing you PURE HEAT straight from Mother Africa. This collection...

2018 reigning queen’s annual fundraising event

Very excited to announce my first Aburu Fashion House independent fashion show Fundraiser as Miss Africa Washington State Pageant. All proceeds from the fashion show fundraiser will go to Morkiswa Community Skilling Organisation, educating youth in rural Uganda. Come...

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