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.

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Guinean Independence Day Celebration

Her majesty queen Shalom Aburu attending the Guinean 52nd Independence Day Celebration here in Seattle Washington. Lots of thanks to the Guinean Association President, Mr. Franck Magass for inviting the pageant and for having our queen as one of your special guests....

8th Annual Schools for Salone Dinner Gala

Our 2018 First Princess, Lucinda Massaquoi, and our Miss Kenya representative, queen Santana Cubie attending the 8th Annual Schools for Salone Dinner Gala and Fundraiser as special guests. Lots of thanks to Cindy Nofziger, the Executive Director for having us. We...

209 Miss Kenya USA

Congratulations to the newly crowned Miss Kenya USA and to all her fellow sisters. You ladies did an amazing job and we are very proud of each and every one of you. Lots of thanks to the Miss Kenya team for having our reigning queen. It was a great honor crowning your...

First Princess in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, our honorable First Princess, Lucinda had the opportunity to be interview by StarTV to talk about her humanitarian platform (Fighting against Domestic Violence) and her reign as Miss Africa Washington State 2018 First Princess. Lots of thank StarTV...

Seattle Igbo Day Celebration

Miss Africa Washington State Pageant Queen at the 2019 Igbo Day Celebrations. It was an amazing and vibrant night celebrating the uniqueness of Igbo culture. Thank you, Queen Jamila Zheng, for the invite and to the leaders of the Igbo Community for putting this...

Stop the violence in Sudan

We stand with Sudan. Last Saturday afternoon, we were in downtown Seattle protesting against the Violence in Sudan. Yes, you can make a difference too! Call your Congressperson and urge them to keep the pressure on Sudan. Lots of thanks to our 2017 Miss Sudan...

2018 Miss India Washington

Congratulations to all the newly crowned queens: Miss India, Miss Teen India, Miss Asia, Mrs. Asia, Mrs. India Washington 2018 Lots of thanks to the #MissIndiaWashington organization for having our reigning queen as one of their honorable judges. It was a...

20th Annual Africa Day Business Forum

Her majesty queen #ShalomAburu attending the 20th Annual #AfricaDay#BusinessForum Your #NetWorth = Your #NetWorth  Lots of thanks to The African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest' President/CEO, Mr. Peter Gishuru for inviting...

Miss African Union Pageant

We are so proud of our 2018 First Princess, Her majesty Queen Lucinda. She will be representing Sierra Leone, Washington State and our Organization this Saturday @ the 1st Miss African Union Pageant in Washington D.C. We are READY to Learn, to Grow, to Empower, to...

19th Annual Africa Day Business Forum

Meeting and networking with such honoroable African Ambassadors to the U.S and other honorable dignitaries meant so much to the Miss Africa Washington #State #Pageant Organization. Her majesty queen Shina attending the 19th #Annual Africa Day Business Forum Lots of...

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