Spotlight: African voice-over artists

African voice artist selection made easy
  1. Select the African language from the dialect menu
  2. Click the + to add voices to favorites and these will automatically be included in your quote request.
  3. Fill out the rest of the form and we will get back to you with a quote.

You can download any of the audio files with the download button on the audio player.

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Amharic Birhanemarian B Info
Amharic Frey A
Amharic Ibrahim A
Amharic Yaboneh B Info
Andrew M Info
Cynthia K Info
Hausa Sani T Info
Hausa Sanjo O Info
Hausa Uzy H Info
Kamba James W Info
Lingala Jacques L
Lingala Mami L
Lingala Naomi L
Lingala Nicole L
Oromo Eyoab G
Oromo Ibrahim O
Oromo Kidus
Oromo Mimi
Somali Adam D
Somali Adam S
Somali Amogelang
Somali Bandile
Somali Bokamoso
Somali Fahima
Somali Farhia
Somali Iminathi
Somali Khayone
Somali Kungawo
Somali Maryan
Somali Moha S
Swahili - Andrew M Info
Swahili Asha
Swahili Baby
Swahili Baraka Info
Swahili Elizabeth A Info
Swahili Ezden J Info
Swahili Fredrick
Swahili Hillary H Info
Swahili James W Info
Swahili Jared Info
Swahili Neema
Swahili Phib
Swahili Phibbian
Swahili Shemu
Swahili Sophia M
Swahili Vivian W Info
Tigrinya Ataklti T
Tigrinya Eyoab G
Tigrinya Frey T
Uganda Consolate Info
Yoruba Damilola Info
Yoruba Sanjo O Info
Zulu Ana
Zulu Funani
Zulu Kagiso
Zulu Kubu
Zulu Mbali
Zulu Mpilo
Zulu Msizi
Zulu Shake
Amharic Birhanemarian B Info
Amharic Frey A
Amharic Ibrahim A
Amharic Yaboneh B Info
Andrew M Info
Cynthia K Info
Hausa Sani T Info
Hausa Sanjo O Info
Hausa Uzy H Info
Kamba James W Info
Lingala Jacques L
Lingala Mami L
Lingala Naomi L
Lingala Nicole L
Oromo Eyoab G
Oromo Ibrahim O
Oromo Kidus
Oromo Mimi
Somali Adam D
Somali Adam S
Somali Amogelang
Somali Bandile
Somali Bokamoso
Somali Fahima
Somali Farhia
Somali Iminathi
Somali Khayone
Somali Kungawo
Somali Maryan
Somali Moha S
Swahili - Andrew M Info
Swahili Asha
Swahili Baby
Swahili Baraka Info
Swahili Elizabeth A Info
Swahili Ezden J Info
Swahili Fredrick
Swahili Hillary H Info
Swahili James W Info
Swahili Jared Info
Swahili Neema
Swahili Phib
Swahili Phibbian
Swahili Shemu
Swahili Sophia M
Swahili Vivian W Info
Tigrinya Ataklti T
Tigrinya Eyoab G
Tigrinya Frey T
Uganda Consolate Info
Yoruba Damilola Info
Yoruba Sanjo O Info
Zulu Ana
Zulu Funani
Zulu Kagiso
Zulu Kubu
Zulu Mbali
Zulu Mpilo
Zulu Msizi
Zulu Shake
Amharic Birhanemarian B Info
Amharic Frey A
Amharic Ibrahim A
Amharic Yaboneh B Info
Andrew M Info
Cynthia K Info
Hausa Sani T Info
Hausa Sanjo O Info
Hausa Uzy H Info
Kamba James W Info
Lingala Jacques L
Lingala Mami L
Lingala Naomi L
Lingala Nicole L
Oromo Eyoab G
Oromo Ibrahim O
Oromo Kidus
Oromo Mimi
Somali Adam D
Somali Adam S
Somali Amogelang
Somali Bandile
Somali Bokamoso
Somali Fahima
Somali Farhia
Somali Iminathi
Somali Khayone
Somali Kungawo
Somali Maryan
Somali Moha S
Swahili - Andrew M Info
Swahili Asha
Swahili Baby
Swahili Baraka Info
Swahili Elizabeth A Info
Swahili Ezden J Info
Swahili Fredrick
Swahili Hillary H Info
Swahili James W Info
Swahili Jared Info
Swahili Neema
Swahili Phib
Swahili Phibbian
Swahili Shemu
Swahili Sophia M
Swahili Vivian W Info
Tigrinya Ataklti T
Tigrinya Eyoab G
Tigrinya Frey T
Uganda Consolate Info
Yoruba Damilola Info
Yoruba Sanjo O Info
Zulu Ana
Zulu Funani
Zulu Kagiso
Zulu Kubu
Zulu Mbali
Zulu Mpilo
Zulu Msizi
Zulu Shake
Amharic Birhanemarian B Info
Amharic Frey A
Amharic Ibrahim A
Amharic Yaboneh B Info
Andrew M Info
Cynthia K Info
Hausa Sani T Info
Hausa Sanjo O Info
Hausa Uzy H Info
Kamba James W Info
Lingala Jacques L
Lingala Mami L
Lingala Naomi L
Lingala Nicole L
Oromo Eyoab G
Oromo Ibrahim O
Oromo Kidus
Oromo Mimi
Somali Adam D
Somali Adam S
Somali Amogelang
Somali Bandile
Somali Bokamoso
Somali Fahima
Somali Farhia
Somali Iminathi
Somali Khayone
Somali Kungawo
Somali Maryan
Somali Moha S
Swahili - Andrew M Info
Swahili Asha
Swahili Baby
Swahili Baraka Info
Swahili Elizabeth A Info
Swahili Ezden J Info
Swahili Fredrick
Swahili Hillary H Info
Swahili James W Info
Swahili Jared Info
Swahili Neema
Swahili Phib
Swahili Phibbian
Swahili Shemu
Swahili Sophia M
Swahili Vivian W Info
Tigrinya Ataklti T
Tigrinya Eyoab G
Tigrinya Frey T
Uganda Consolate Info
Yoruba Damilola Info
Yoruba Sanjo O Info
Zulu Ana
Zulu Funani
Zulu Kagiso
Zulu Kubu
Zulu Mbali
Zulu Mpilo
Zulu Msizi
Zulu Shake
Amharic Birhanemarian B Info
Amharic Frey A
Amharic Ibrahim A
Amharic Yaboneh B Info
Andrew M Info
Cynthia K Info
Hausa Sani T Info
Hausa Sanjo O Info
Hausa Uzy H Info
Kamba James W Info
Lingala Jacques L
Lingala Mami L
Lingala Naomi L
Lingala Nicole L
Oromo Eyoab G
Oromo Ibrahim O
Oromo Kidus
Oromo Mimi
Somali Adam D
Somali Adam S
Somali Amogelang
Somali Bandile
Somali Bokamoso
Somali Fahima
Somali Farhia
Somali Iminathi
Somali Khayone
Somali Kungawo
Somali Maryan
Somali Moha S
Swahili - Andrew M Info
Swahili Asha
Swahili Baby
Swahili Baraka Info
Swahili Elizabeth A Info
Swahili Ezden J Info
Swahili Fredrick
Swahili Hillary H Info
Swahili James W Info
Swahili Jared Info
Swahili Neema
Swahili Phib
Swahili Phibbian
Swahili Shemu
Swahili Sophia M
Swahili Vivian W Info
Tigrinya Ataklti T
Tigrinya Eyoab G
Tigrinya Frey T
Uganda Consolate Info
Yoruba Damilola Info
Yoruba Sanjo O Info
Zulu Ana
Zulu Funani
Zulu Kagiso
Zulu Kubu
Zulu Mbali
Zulu Mpilo
Zulu Msizi
Zulu Shake
Amharic Birhanemarian B Info
Amharic Frey A
Amharic Ibrahim A
Amharic Yaboneh B Info
Andrew M Info
Cynthia K Info
Hausa Sani T Info
Hausa Sanjo O Info
Hausa Uzy H Info
Kamba James W Info
Lingala Jacques L
Lingala Mami L
Lingala Naomi L
Lingala Nicole L
Oromo Eyoab G
Oromo Ibrahim O
Oromo Kidus
Oromo Mimi
Somali Adam D
Somali Adam S
Somali Amogelang
Somali Bandile
Somali Bokamoso
Somali Fahima
Somali Farhia
Somali Iminathi
Somali Khayone
Somali Kungawo
Somali Maryan
Somali Moha S
Swahili - Andrew M Info
Swahili Asha
Swahili Baby
Swahili Baraka Info
Swahili Elizabeth A Info
Swahili Ezden J Info
Swahili Fredrick
Swahili Hillary H Info
Swahili James W Info
Swahili Jared Info
Swahili Neema
Swahili Phib
Swahili Phibbian
Swahili Shemu
Swahili Sophia M
Swahili Vivian W Info
Tigrinya Ataklti T
Tigrinya Eyoab G
Tigrinya Frey T
Uganda Consolate Info
Yoruba Damilola Info
Yoruba Sanjo O Info
Zulu Ana
Zulu Funani
Zulu Kagiso
Zulu Kubu
Zulu Mbali
Zulu Mpilo
Zulu Msizi
Zulu Shake

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.

To see the full story about our voice-overs for Best Western in 18 languages Click here


Tips for voiceovers

  • Check the script for any spelling errors or grammar issues before the recording. This reduces the chance of any mistakes being made and re-recording to correct them, saving you time and money.
  • Make sure the script you send is the final version before we start recording, any changes afterward can be expensive to rectify.
  • Make a list or glossary of words, product names, etc that need to be kept in English.
  • Provide reference materials and find out if the subject has already been translated or voiced into the language you require. This might mean there are already established ways to spell and pronounce product names etc.
  • Check Video usage as many voice artists charge depending on the end usage of the video i.e TV broadcast, radio broadcast, internet, IVR, and e-learning.
  • Be aware of buyouts for broadcast usage, as the buyout duration may differ in terms of cost and length (the period of when the material can be shown i.e weeks, months, and years) depending on the country and regions the material is broadcast in.

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.

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 a reference and be instructed to translate in a style matching the source material.

Transcription services

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.


Subtitling Services

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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