Professional African voice-over services from Adelphi. We have Amharic, African French, Kamba, Kenyan Swahili, Oromo, Shona, Somali, Swahili, Tigrinya, Yoruba and Zulu voice-over artists. We also have a selection of African accent English voice samples to choose from. Please select from the dialect drop down menu.
Our database of voice talents has hundreds of possibilities for your project. Our clients’ budgets and needs vary and we are set up to meet them, treating each job as unique. We will strive to accommodate whatever level of voice artist you require. You can download voice demos of our artists here or if you are looking for something more specific, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
African voice over artist Sanjo has worked for many blue chip organisations including: International brands like United Nations, Mastercard, MoneyGram, Deloitte, World Bank, Etihad Airways, Standard Chartered, P&G, Transparency International, IBM, KFC, World Vision, Unilever. Sanjo's native language is Hausa.
African voice artist Meseret from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and speaks Amharic. His voice is characterised as deep and beautiful, bass, booming, full-toned, profound, rich, strong, admirable, refined, well-formed.
These examples are from a recent voice-over project for Best Western recorded in 18 languages.
Danish, Dutch, English UK, Finnish, French, Japanese, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Russian, Chinese, and Korean.
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African voice-over Translations
As part of our African voice-over service, Adelphi provides a full translation service to our customers. Our experienced translation team will work with you to fully understand your project in order to effectively manage the workflow from concept to completion. Our ultimate aim is to facilitate your communication objectives. Adelphi ensures that all our translators are professional and work only into their mother tongue. This ensures accuracy.
As part of our Adelphi’s African voice-over service, Adelphi provides a full translation service to our customers. Our experienced translation team will work with you to fully understand your project in order to effectively manage the workflow from concept to completion. Adelphi ensures that all our translators are professional and work only into their mother tongue. This ensures accuracy.
If the voice-over is going to be used over a video of a different language, then the voice-over translation may include time-codes to help the voice-artist and engineer sync up the voice to the video. Style of translation can be important for voice-over translation and must reflect the genre, such as if it is for marketing, public information, drama etc. The translator will receive a copy of the video as reference and be instructed to translate in a style matching the source material.
We also provide transcription services in any language, to provide time-coded scripts for translation. The length of many languages will expand when compared to original English and care must be taken in the translation to keep the true meaning of the English, while staying within the time frame allowed. For voice-overs and depending on the language, we sometimes have to edit the English to make a more concise version of the original, this is because the spoken version of many languages is much longer than the English and would not fit in the allocated time-slot. Of course the edited English is approved by the client before translation into African.
Adelphi Studio also translates and produces foreign language subtitles in all video formats such as Mov, MPEG-2, WMV, flv, etc., making it ready to publish for film, TV, the web or as a DVD with language menus.
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Some client projects
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MAERSK Translations and Arabic Subtitling
Subtitling in 8 languages for United Nations UNODC
Best Western - Voice-overs in 18 Languages
Shift ms - Subtitling in in six European languages