Zulu Voice-over Services

Zulu voice-over artists from Adelphi Studio. Choose the Zulu artist you prefer and we will record the artist, edit the audio and sync it to the video making it ready for publication. Our in-house translation department can look after all of your voice-over translation needs.

Full service Zulu voice-over agency

Adelphi is a UK based Zulu voice-over studio providing Zulu voice-overs to clients worldwide. As well as providing Zulu voice-over artists, our Zulu voice-over service also includes transcription, translation, proofreading, recording, editing and audio syncing. We have Zulu voice artists and talents offering a variety of styles in a range of ages, including some who can perform character voices. Our in-house translation department can look after all of your voice-over translation requirements.

Our Zulu voice-over services include:

• Zulu translations by our in-house translation department • Audio file editing of recorded Zulu
• Transcriptions to provide scripts for Zulu translation • Syncing Zulu audio to the video
• Zulu time-coded script creation • Zulu on-screen text localisation
• Zulu voice artists selection and recording • Dedicated project managers and studio engineers

Adelphi also produces Zulu translations and our in-house translation department specialises in producing quality Zulu voice-over translations. We also provide the option for our clients to listen into the recording process through VoIP.

Also enhancing Adelphi’s Zulu voice-over services is our ability to localise motion graphics and animations, printed materials, e-learning projects, subtitles and any on-screen text, all in-house without the need to outsource any of the work. At Adelphi, we offer professionally edited audio as standard for all of our voice-over projects.


Zulu voice artist selection made easy

  1. Click the + to add voices to favourites and these will automatically be included in your quote request.
  2. Fill out the rest of the form and we will get back to you with a quote.

You can download any of the audio files with the download button on the audio player.

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Ana pro
Funani pro
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Kubu pro
Mbali pro
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Ana pro
Funani pro
Kagiso pro
Kubu pro
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Professional audio editing

Adelphi offer professionally edited audio as standard for all of our voice over projects. What exactly does this mean? Go here and we will have a look at what we do with the audio before delivering it to our clients, changing the ‘raw’ unedited audio data into professional, clean-sounding voice-over files. Included in our quality checks are, listening to the audio to check for any errors, that the pronunciation is correct, all segments have been recorded, timings are right and the files are correctly split and named; we take out any overly long pauses and normalise the levels so all the audio is of the same volume.

Zulu voice-over talents

We work specifically with professional Zulu talents so that we maintain our level of quality and professionalism. Each of our Zulu artists has their own rates that they work with, this being based on the region they are from, the nature of the project and if they are part of a union or not. In a one-hour recording session, our Zulu talents can record between 1,500 – 3,000 words of voice over, which is 10 – 20 minutes of audio. This depends on the speed required for the project; e.g. slow for audio books and narrations, regular paced e-learning, or fast for commercials.

Voice-over usage fees

This is a complex subject as each of our talents has their own rates for the usage fees. Some talents will charge a fee and some will not. Things to consider with the buyout fees is where the material will be shown such as radio; is that local radio, regional radio or national radio?

The usage fee will also depend on the country the voice artist is based in as there is no international standard rate. We recommend you approach us first and let us know the nature of the project and the budget you have. We will then provide you with the talents that are flexible enough to work within your needs.

English speaking Zulu voice artists

English voice-overs with Zulu accent. Our Zulu voice artists speaking English offer great options for your audio project. Adelphi provides Zulu-accented English voice-overs to customers all over the world.

Zulu voice-over translations

As part of our Zulu voice-over service, Adelphi provides a full translation service to our customers. Our experienced translation team will work with you to fully understand your project in order to effectively manage the workflow from concept to completion. Adelphi ensures that all our translators are professional and work only into their mother tongue. This ensures accuracy.

If the Zulu audio is going to be used over a video, then the voice-over translation could include time-codes to help the engineer sync up the audio to the video.

The style of translation is important for voice-over translations and should reflect the genre, e.g. if it is for marketing, public information, drama etc. The audio translator will have a copy of the video as reference and is instructed to translate using a style to match the source material. All our translators have signed an NDA (non-disclosure agreement).

Adelphi Studio is a full service translation agency producing not only Zulu voice-overs and translations but also Zulu typesetting and Zulu subtitling.

Transcription services

We also provide transcriptions from audio or video in any language, which can be used for processes like providing time-coded transcripts for translation. The length of many languages will expand when compared to the original English and care must be taken in the translation to keep the true meaning of the English, while staying within the time frames allowed in the audio/video. Depending on the language, we sometimes have to edit the English to make a more concise version of the original; this is because the spoken version of many languages is much longer than the English and may not fit in the allocated time-slot. In these cases, we will of course discuss the edited English with you first before we begin translation into Zulu.


Language information:

The Zulu people, have lived in South Africa for a long time. The Zulu language possesses several click sounds typical of Southern African languages, not found in the rest of Africa.

Spoken in: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Swaziland.