Voice actors with African accents

Experienced African voice actors speaking in English

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English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Female (Adult)

Normal Pitch

Authoritative

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On-Location

Awka, Nigeria



Sample ID # NGA-g90k8V

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Female (Young Adult)

Normal Pitch

Eloquent

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On-Location

Lagos, Nigeria



Sample ID # NGA-283WZU

English

Spoken with a

General Ghanaian accent

Male (Adult)

Normal Pitch

Sad

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Remote & On-Location

London, United Kingdom



Sample ID # GHA-8S2Rh9

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Kenyan accent

Female (Adult)

Normal Pitch

Nurturing

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On-Location

Nairobi, Kenya



Sample ID # KEN-63CS3E

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Kenyan accent

Male (Adult)

Low Pitch

Angry

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On-Location

Nairobi, Kenya



Sample ID # KEN-NK811U

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Female (Young Adult)

Normal Pitch

Eloquent

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Remote & On-Location

Benin City, Nigeria



Sample ID # NGA-1J8x2X

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Central African accent

Male (Adult)

Low Pitch

Nurturing

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Remote & On-Location

London, United Kingdom



Sample ID # CAF-9Dg3B6

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Female (Adult)

High, Light Pitch

Eloquent

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On-Location

Lagos, Nigeria



Sample ID # NGA-4uO96P

English

Spoken with a

General Zambian accent

Male (Adult)

Normal Pitch

Inspiring

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On-Location

Lusaka, Zambia, Zambia



Sample ID # ZMB-F36DE7

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Kenyan accent

Female (Adult)

Normal Pitch

Conversational

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On-Location

P.O Box 101586, Kenya



Sample ID # KEN-l4A1x5

English

Spoken with a

General Ghanaian accent

Male (Child)

Normal Pitch

Authoritative

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Remote & On-Location

London, United Kingdom



Sample ID # GHA-14oU3j

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Female (Adult)

High, Light Pitch

Nurturing

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Chigwell Essex, United Kingdom



Sample ID # NGA-okh269

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Female (Adult)

Normal Pitch

Nurturing

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On-Location

Ajah, Nigeria



Sample ID # NGA-37US7j

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Female (Adult)

Normal Pitch

Inspiring

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On-Location

Awka, Nigeria



Sample ID # NGA-55kVt6

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Botswana accent

Male (Adult)

Low Pitch

Authoritative

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Remote & On-Location

Gaborone, Botswana



Sample ID # BWA-C45y7a

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Female (Young Adult)

High, Light Pitch

Eloquent

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Remote & On-Location

Lagos state, Nigeria



Sample ID # NGA-rW36H0

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Central African accent

Male (Adult)

Normal Pitch

Nurturing

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Remote & On-Location

London, United Kingdom



Sample ID # CAF-B478dw

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Female (Adult)

Low Pitch

Eloquent

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Remote & On-Location

Lagos state, Nigeria



Sample ID # NGA-7r6MX6

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Male (Adult)

Normal Pitch

Eloquent

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Remote & On-Location

Nottingham, United Kingdom



Sample ID # NGA-P3pd62

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Central African accent

Female (Young Adult)

Normal Pitch

Conversational

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Remote & On-Location

Los Angeles, United States



Sample ID # CAF-14Ay6i

English

Spoken with a

Foreign Nigerian accent

Female (Young Adult)

Normal Pitch

Conversational

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On-Location

Lokoja, Nigeria



Sample ID # NGA-65NV7R

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About African accents

English speaking African voice actors are sought after for a vast range of voice over projects. Africa may be one continent but it is home to 55 African states, with diverse cultures and an estimated 2000 spoken languages!

The principle languages on the continent include Arabic, French and English. English is frequently used as a common language for communication between nations and for doing business. With many Africans speaking English as a 2nd or 3rd language, the reach of an English voice over can be huge.

Read more about African voice actors below

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More info about African accents

African consumer on phone

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 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.

Map of African Languages

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.

Why select a voice actor with an African Accent?

A native African voice actor is desirable for many types of voice over, including...

Charity appeals, raising awareness of issues in their home country instantly encourages empathy from listeners.

Training content and eLearning material for the African speaking workforce.

Commercials and radio advertisements to reach the fast growing and savvy African consumer.

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