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English voice-over in African accent

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African accent voice-over recording services

As an established Voice-Over Agency and Subtitling Studios, Matinée has been providing African accent voice-over production services for over 25 years, from our base in Reading. We offer a selection of the very best African voice talent, at a price you can afford.

We can supply and record African accent voice-over artists, 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.  Then we'll deliver the audio back to you within a very short time frame, via FTP, and in any file format you require.

Check out our FAQs for more information about voice-over recordings in African accent. For the latest pricing, and to check the availability of our African accent voice-artists, contact us today on +44(0)118 958 4934, or email

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

British voice-over in African accent – ‘Fake Antimalarials’

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.  


Origins of English spoken in African accent

English in African accent voiceover talent agency

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.