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

Nellie Matewere

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.

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8th Annual Schools for Salone Dinner Gala

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209 Miss Kenya USA

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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