COVID-19 update – Matinée is operating business as usual with our team working remotely.

African accent voice-over recordings

Matinée has been a trusted supplier to the voice recording and subtitling industry for over thirty years, and our experience is second to none. You can trust us to deliver exactly what you need, and at a price you can afford.
English in French accent voice-over agency
English in French accent voice-over artist

African accent voice-over recording services

As an established Voice-Over Agency and Subtitling Studio, Matinée has been providing African accent voice-over production services for over 30 years. We are based in Reading, just 40 miles from London. We offer a selection of the very best African voice talent, at an affordable price.

We supply and record native African accent voice talent, for documentary, advertising, corporate video, eLearning or telephone message prompts. Just send us the script and we’ll record it wild, or to picture at no extra cost. We’ll deliver the audio back to you within a quick turnaround time, via FTP, and in any file format you require.

Please complete the Quick Quote form below and we’ll respond within one hour. Check out our FAQs for more information about voice-over recordings in African accent. For more information, and to check the availability of our African accent voice-artists, contact us today on +44(0)118 958 4934, or email project@matinee.co.uk

If you require a voice-over in Afrikaans, rather than English in African accent, please follow this link.

To calculate African Accent voice-over fees and recording costs

Play and download African accent demos, add them to your Quick Quote

    Quick Quote
    Quote responses sent within one hour





    Attach script files here, max 5mb


    British voice-over in African accent - 'Fake Antimalarials'

    Case Study

    ACT Consortium required a British voice-over in African accent to narrate an important animation highlighting the proliferation of fake antimalarial drugs.

    The animation was created by Manta Ray Media, and we worked closely with them to cast an authoritative female African voice artist. We then recorded the chosen voice artist, matching the timing to the guide track on the animation. Then cleaned and edited the audio as a .wav file, ready for integration to the video.

    ACT Consortium were delighted with the voice-over and also asked us to produce African French and African Portuguese versions as well.

    Select a voice-over language

    Choose English read in a foreign accent

    Select a subtitle language

    Origins of the African languages and accent

    Most Africans are bilingual and some speak two or three different languages and this is because there are around 2000 African languages, together with the various dialects and accents that go with them. The languages are divided into four groups:

    • Afroasiatic – These languages are spoken across North Africa and the Horn of Africa.
    • Nilo-Saharan – Includes Tanzania, Nigeria and the Congo.
    • Niger-Congo – Includes Bantu languages such as Shona and Zulu
    • Khoisan – Can be found in Botswana and Namibia.
    However, millions of African people also speak English, either as a first language, or a second or third. English was brought to Africa due to colonisation. Colonists came to Africa in the 1760s and a over a period of nearly 200 years, they ruled over the African People. They used Africa as a trading post and spoke English to the Africans with whom they traded. Britain was also heavily involved in the Slave Trade.

    Despite the fact that the continent of Africa now has its independence, English has remained an important language and is still used for official purposes in many African countries. There are around 20 African territories using English as a first language.

    African people who speak English have an accent that is influenced by their mother tongue. Pronunciation in English is different between West and East Africa because of the way they pronounce certain letters. Some African regions still hold the English language in high regard, even though they were never colonised by the British. Ethiopia for example has English language newspapers and Western TV shows and radio programmes. You can hear English spoken with an African accent if you watch this episode of the First Ladies No1 Detective Agency on You tube. You can hear the African accent quite distinctly.
    English in African accent voice-over agency

    Voice Over

    Subtitling

    Translation

    Testimonials

    Delivers great work, right on time

    “We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.”

    Lisa Potrawiak

    Sinclair Pharma

    Fantastic to work with

    The team at Matinée are fantastic to work with. They are really communicative, helpful and turned around the work as quickly as possible. I have no complaints at all and we will definitely be getting back in contact when we next need subtitles.

    Jon Mirley

    Three Motion Media

    Matinée is a company I can trust

    I’ve worked with Matinee for well over 20 years, and continue to go back to them because of trust; a trust in their commitment to fulfilling the needs of my project, and a trust in the quality of their work.

    Bruce Corby

    Muddy Boot Productions

    I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects

    I use Matinee for a lot of subtitling projects and they never fail to meet the deadlines. Great customer service and fast responses. Well done to the entire team.

    Jade Burnell

    The Big Word

    Friendly and efficient service

    The speed of response, and friendly, efficient service from all staff was quite exceptional. Matinee particularly stands out by putting the customer’s needs first, even when the job is relatively small and a bit of a technical challenge. I would strongly recommend Matinee for any subtitling work.

    Richard Taylor

    Freelancer producer and film maker

    A fantastic company to work with

    A fantastic company to work with. Fast email responses, rapid delivery of audio files, and all with positive and warm personalities shining through!  Thank you Matinée for a wonderful customer experience.

    Anne Crawford

    Decide

    They are always well organised

    Very pleased with a number of projects completed by Matinée. They are always well organised, providing clear expectations, organisation, efficiency and always deliver a quality product on time. Recommended.

    Jon Watkins

    Jon Watkins TV

    Quick response to meet my deadline

    I have to mention the quick response of Sally and Nicole to my last minute request. They both understood the urgency of my need, and helped me complete the recording to hit my deadline.

    Joville Villanueva

    Shell UK Ltd

    The quality delivered is spot on

    I have been working with Shauna on large e-learning voice-over and subtitling projects into German, Russian and US and UK English for over 5 years. Shauna has always been a pleasure to work with, and the quality delivered by Matinée is always spot on.

    Frederic Vallenet

    WHP International

    Quick at completing projects

    Very helpful and pretty quick at completing projects.  I always receive a rapid response to my queries. I’m looking forward to working with you again on the next one.

    Amarat Sehgal

    Hub TV & Bombora Medi