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 4 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
My name is Nellie, I am 19 years of age. I was born in Lilongwe a town in Malawi; I was half raised there before I moved to the USA(Washington). I describe myself as the girl with multiple personalities which include openness, helper, achiever and thinker. I believe in hard work more than anything else because success in life only comes when you refuse to give up which includes hard work.
I am a full-time student at North Seattle college recently finishing my associates in Math and Science with the goal of becoming a doctor. My career goal is motivated with my passion in helping others, I find comfort in looking out for other people because I know there is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. My fondness for pageant emerged when I won a high school pageant put together to fight for girls’ rights, since then I became interested in pageant, and also girls right.
My platform is child marriage and empowerment, I want to help girls stand up for their right and protect themselves from forced and early marriage. My long-term goal is to start an organization that will let young girls facing these kinds of challenges meet and discuss their problems with their fellow victims and advisers. I want to provide a shell for girls that have nowhere to turn to, I want my organization to be their source of hope. Growing up in Africa, I saw a lot of girls dropping out of school because they are forced to get married against their will. And knowing that the miss Africa washing focuses mostly on girl I decided to join knowing it would benefit me in helping me provide a shed for these girls.so winning Miss Africa Washington will be my dream come true knowing I’ll not only be making myself happy but restoring the happiness of those girls whose voices and happiness is being held by cultures and customs. I know that young girls need to be surrounded and supported by positive role models in the spotlight to be motivated, and I am trying to be that role model for the young girls and help their voices be heard.
2019 Top 3
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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...
Aburu Fashion House fundraiser for Morkiswa Community Skilling Organisation
Thank you to everyone who attended the Aburu Fashion House fundraiser for Morkiswa Community Skilling Organisation on Saturday.Thank you to all our sponsors; Miss Africa Washington State Pageant, Bunnell Family Cellar(Ron...
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...