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Jared

Age range: 35-55

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LordFrank

Age range: 25-45

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USA accent GEM Commercial

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Samuel

Age range: Teen-60

Yoruba Poetry Reading

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Sanjo

Age range: 20-55

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We have 4 native African voice-over talents available to review on our website. If you can’t find the right voice for your project on our website, please send us your brief and we’ll source talent and audio recording studios for you worldwide at no extra cost.

Africa is the second most populous continent in the world, with over one billion people. It is also home to the highest linguistic diversity in the world, with over 2,000 languages spoken across the continent. African languages generally fall into one of four language families; Afro-Asiatic, Khoisan, Niger-Congo, and Nilo-Saharan.

Africa’s top eleven languages are Swahili (the most spoken language in Africa, with over 100 hundred million speakers); Amharic (the official language of Ethiopia); Yoruba (one of West Africa’s most spoken languages); Oromo (spoken by over 30 million people in the Horn of Africa, particularly in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Egypt); Hausa (one of Nigeria’s official languages, with over 40 million native and second language speakers); Igbo (one of Nigeria’s official languages, with over 20 million speakers); Zulu (one of South Africa’s official languages, with over 10 million speakers); Shona (another of the three official languages in Zimbabwe, with over 10 million speakers in a population of over 14 million); Arabic (a huge Semitic language, spoken in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Libya, Eritrea… the list goes on; spoken by 280 million native speakers worldwide); Portuguese (the official language of six African states, including Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Sao Tome e Principe and Equatorial Guinea. These states are also referred to as Lusophone Africa); and French (with twenty-six African states forming part of Francophone Africa). Less commonly spoken languages are Dahalo, Laal and Shabo, spoken by a few hundred people.

In addition, Afrikaans is a Low Franconian West Germanic language descended from Dutch and spoken mainly in South Africa and Namibia.