Kenya’s Rehema Muthamia crowned Miss All African Colours England

03 Mar 2021 | Priya Bhardwaj

Kenya’s Rehema Muthamia has been crowned the first-ever Miss All African Colours England. The 24-year-old was born in England but her family has roots in Kenya and Rehema spent part of her childhood living in Kenya.

Rehema is a graduate from The Sussex University who entered the contest to celebrate racial diversity and to raise money for Woman’s Aid. She said, “My family are so supportive they can’t stop talking about it, and the Kenyan community has really got behind me and wanted to support me and loved seeing someone from my heritage being represented.”



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The final was live-streamed on Saturday 13th February 2021 as eight contestants competed for the crown. The panel of jury consisted of five judges who selected the winner. Paige Ashton won the first runner-up position, and second runner-up is Aminata Sow.

Rehema received her award and sash from her grandma Monica after Saturday’s virtual final which took place via Zoom.

On the whole new experience, she said, “It was a new experience, but I can always say I had a live final competition on Zoom, that can only happen in a pandemic. It was surreal I couldn’t even compose myself because I was on Zoom and everyone was watching my face. My grandmother started screaming and plonked the crown on my head. She was just so happy and proud of me. I just loved the fact that we were celebrating minorities and ethnic women.”

Miss All African Colours England aims to bring more diversity into the Miss England competition.