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Send your project viral with the help of the UK’s leading Swahili voice over agency. Add Swahili voice over to a variety of content, including TV and radio, business presentations, corporate and educational videos, e-learning courses, online advertising, websites and many more.

Browse our Swahili voice over talents below and click to hear their samples. We are at hand to swiftly help you find and cast the perfect voice. With more than 15 years' experience in voice overs you are in safe hands, we’ll make your product or service sound amazing!

We are only a call or email away or, if you prefer, visit our get-a-quote page to discuss your project in detail. You can rest assured we’ll find the right Swahili voice over talent for your project and needs.

We used GoLocalise to voice several of our films in Vietnamese. The service was friendly and professional. Being able to attend the recording sessions gave me confidence; the sound engineer had taken a lot of time to familiarise himself with our films and scripts, and the voice talents were incredibly competent and good at adapting to any changes in the scripts as we recorded. The whole process was incredibly smooth and I felt in safe hands.

Josie Gallo Content Co-ordinator at Medical Aid Films

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Dubbing & Lip Sync Voice Over

Want to work with the best? Our dubbing and lip sync services are trusted by leading production companies, marketing and advertising agencies and TV stations from around the world.

We work in English and foreign languages, covering all international markets.

With the wide range of on-demand and online TV channels, we can help take your show, TV series or programme global with the simple addition of an English dialogue track!

Our London dubbing studios offer a full service in script translation and adaptation, casting of the voices, recording and final audio mixing of the shows so that they are ready for broadcast.

Corporate & Presentations Voice Over

Are you looking for a voice over for your corporate video or presentation?

Then you’ve found the right place. At GoLocalise we are committed to ensuring our clients have the right tone to represent their company, service or product and we will work with you to present your message in the best possible way, so that you can impress your clients and prospects.

Once the video has been shot and edited, it’s paramount that the accompanying voice over comes across as knowledgeable about the brand and excited about the company and the services they offer. A bad voice over can make a video fall flat and impact your company’s brand and image.

Promo Voice Over

Promos are a great way to launch a product or service, kick-start a campaign, make a big announcement or to just let people know about your company.

Having a great video is important, but having an engaging voice helps hammer home your message and grab the viewer’s attention.

From deep sexy voices to the "guy-next-door", no matter what type of promo voice talent you are after, we have what you're looking for. We are only a call or email away or, if you prefer, visit our get-a-quote page to discuss your project in detail. You can rest assured we’ll find the right promo voice over talent for your project and needs.

E-Learning Voice Over

GoLocalise is able to provide your company with e-learning translation, localisation and voice over services, leaving you with a ready-to-host product.

You’ll benefit from an expert pool of highly-skilled linguists who have extensive experience in e-learning and a sound understanding of the particular industry sector in which you are dealing.

Our service includes the management of the entire process and delivery of content adapted to foreign markets.

The steps and services involved in any end-to-end e-learning project are: the translation of the course and on-screen text; the localisation of the course graphics; the voice over recording of the course with your preferred voice over talents; and quality control during which the localised course files are reviewed against the original files.

E-learning voice overs can be used for many applications such as training courses, step-by-step instructional and safety videos, technical information, online tutorials and many other informational and educational programmes. Whatever the application, our professional voice over talents can provide you with a clear, concise and accurate narration.

If you need a voice over to narrate your e-learning course or educational product you’ll need someone with the experience, clear diction and stamina to record large volumes of text.

Educational Voice Over

Do you remember when you first started learning a foreign language?

The educational field has seen a transformation in recent years with the introduction of new technologies like smart boards and tablet apps. This transformation is especially evident in the voice over industry.

But we can all agree that the basics are still the same – a clear voice with good diction, a neutral accent, and a slow pace for better comprehension.

And while getting the right voice over talent may seem easy… we can assure you it is not. Many factors must be considered, for example, complicated words, "tongue twister" phrases, over-articulation, contractions, and lazy mouth to name a few.

Don't leave it to chance, make sure your content is clearly understood by your audience and choose GoLocalise for your next educational voice over project. We have thousands of passionate and professional voice over artists ready to work with you in English or any foreign language.

On-Hold Messages (IVR) Voice Over

How many times have you heard a horrible voice while on hold on the phone and felt like you just wanted to hang up?

Did you know that 90% of callers placed on hold, listening to silence, hang up within 40 seconds, and 30% of them never call back?

On-hold messaging or messages on hold is a service used by businesses and organisations of all sizes to deliver targeted information to their callers while they wait on hold or while they are being transferred.

Improve your customer experience, and choose a confident voice with tons of charm, warmth and enthusiasm to properly represent your company. We work with a great variety of companies, translating, adapting, casting the voice over talents and recording the telephone prompts.

Telephone prompts are recorded, cleaned, edited, split and labelled and delivered in the format of your choice, so you do not need to worry about anything!

Character & Video Game Voice Over

Video games are not just for entertainment, but they are also used to educate users of all ages while forming strong virtual communities.

We know that the game doesn’t only have to look good and play smoothly, but also has to sound and read just right. That’s why we at GoLocalise provide all our clients with carefully selected linguists, who are not only specialists in the video game field but are also gamers themselves.

We look after every single detail when localising games into foreign languages and always use the latest glossaries for all the current video game platforms, Wii, PlayStation, Xbox, etc. so that terminology and platform word choices are always spot-on.

You’ll benefit from working with a company that provides the whole package under one roof: translation, quality control, testing and voice over services for all types of video games. The voice over process is overseen by language directors, i.e., native speakers who ensure the correct delivery, pronunciation and intonation of the script.

By using the right voices you can keep frustrated players motivated!

A BRIEF HISTORY OF Swahili

Swahili, also known as Kiswahili, is a Bantu language and the first language of the Swahili people. It is a lingua franca of the African Great Lakes region and other parts of Southeast Africa, includingTanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The closely related Comorian language, spoken in the Comoros Islands, is sometimes considered a dialect.

Although only around five to fifteen million people speak Swahili as their first language, it is used as alingua franca in much of Southeast Africa. Estimates of the total number of Swahili speakers vary widely, from 60 million to over 150 million. Swahili serves as a national of four nations: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its dialects are used as official languages in Comoros – Shikomor and Mayotte – Shimaore. It is also one of the official languages of the African Union and East African Community.

A significant fraction of Swahili vocabulary is derived from Arabic through contact with Arabic-speaking Muslim inhabitants of the Swahili Coast. It has also incorporated German, Portuguese, English,Hindustani and French words into its vocabulary through contact with empire builders, traders and slavers during the past five centuries.

Swahili is traditionally regarded as being the language of coastal areas of Tanzania and Kenya, formalised after independence by presidents of the African Great Lakes region. It was first spoken by natives of the coastal mainland and spread as a fisherman’s language to the various islands surrounding the Swahili Coast. Traders from these islands had extensive contact with the coastal peoples from at least the 2nd century A.D. and Swahili began to spread along the Swahili Coast from at least the 6th century. There is also cultural evidence of early Zaramo people settlement on Zanzibar from Dar-es-salaam in present-day Tanzania. The African population of the island holds the tradition that it is descended from these early settlers.

Clove farmers from Oman and the Persian Gulf farmed the Zanzibar Archipelago, slowly spreading Islam and adding a few words to Swahili language and building forts and castles in major trading and cultural centers as far as Sofala (Mozambique) and Kilwa (Tanzania) to the south, Mombasa andLamu in Kenya, the Comoros Islands and northern Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, and Barawa to the north in southern Somalia. Demand for cloves soon established permanent trade routes, and Swahili-speaking merchants settled in stops along the new trade routes. For the most part, this process started the development of the modern Swahili language. However, the spread was hampered during the European colonial era and did not occur west of Lake Malawi, in what was then called the Belgian Congo, and is now Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thus making it a secondary rather than a primary language in that region.

The earliest known documents written in Swahili are letters written in Kilwa in 1711 A.D. in the Arabic script. They were sent to the Portuguese of Mozambique and their local allies. The original letters are now preserved in the Historical Archives of Goa, India. Another ancient written document is an epic poem in the Arabic script titled Utendi wa Tambuka (The History of Tambuka); it is dated 1728. However, the Latin script later became standard under the influence of European colonial powers.

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