More info about African accents
Africa is home to 1.3 Billion people (2018). Wow.
Swahili (Kenya and Tanzania), Amharic (Ethiopia) and Yoruba (Nigeria and West Africa) are the top 3 languages spoken on the continent.
English is only spoken natively by around 15 million people in Africa. Within African English is mainly used as a language of trade. Outside Africa, many charities and businesses want to identify themselves with the continent by using an authentic African accent voice over for their video and multimedia projects.
The most important thing is to know the desired country of origin.
At Voquent the voice-over agency we’ll always try to find an English speaking voice artist native to the target country, but if this is not possible we can widen the search to find a voice talent from the wider region. E.g. North, West, East or South African countries tend to have shared languages and accents.
We’ve included a map of Africa with the primary languages spoken in each region.
Image Credit: http://exploringafrica.matrix.msu.edu
On this page we’ve featured a selection of voice actors speaking English with a variety of African Accents. Visit the search page to hear voice actors with many other accents including: British-RP, Indian, International English and Foreign Accents.