Kenny Dunkwu

confident, energetic, friendly natural RP voice

Voice Description

Warm and deep for narrations,

upbeat and informative for jingles and radio commercials,

professional and engaging for corporate projects.

friendly and fun for animations and audiobooks,

Dynamic and 'smooth' for promos.

Versatile and engaging for videogames

Clear and confident for E-learning

Depth and sincerity for videogames

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Teenage Boy
• Young Adult Male
• Middle Age Female
• Middle Age Male

Language(s) of Which I Am a Native Speaker:

• English - British
• English - South African
• English - Other

I Offer my Services for these Recording Purposes

• Commercials
• Promos
• IVR, voicemail, phone systems, and on-hold messages
• Training, business presentations, sales, and web sites
• Audiobooks
• Videogames
• Documentaries
• TV shows and movies
• Movie and game trailers
• Podcasts
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships

British Equity British Equity

My Recording and Delivery Capabilities

• I will go to any designated studio in my area
• I can record and then deliver the audio files via Email
• I can record and then upload the audio files via FTP
• I can record and then deliver the files by regular mail

Pre-, Post- and Production Services I Offer

• I can deliver edited and finished voice tracks
• I offer radio ad production services
• I have a music library and can add music to any project
• I can add special effects to any project

My Home Base

London, United Kingdom

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Kenny is proficient at many accents including:
RP London (esp. Cockney)
Birmingham (UK)
Nigerian (Igbo)
Jamaican (Patois),
English (Standardised and upper class)
(Queens) New York.
English (South African)
French (standard)
I have a good ear for accents/dialects.

My Voice Experience

Voice Actor 2016 Radical Orange Vikash Autar Director Australia Travel Videos
Voice Actor 2016 T-Lux Crispin Luxton Director London Corporate Video
Voice Actor 2016 Localize Apurva Hetawal Project Manager India 2016 E-Learning
Voice Actor 2016 Squidgeroo Ltd Michael Watson, Scotland, Mobile Games
Voice Actor 2015 Localize Translation Service Apurva Hetwal Project Manager, E-Learning
Voice Actor Pit Stop Productions Helen Lauder Director London 2015/2016
Voice Actor Napolean Creative Gavin Ricketts Director London 2015
Voice Actor 2015 Cegos-Swiss Olivia Burdet Production Manager Switzerland
Voice Actor 2015 Unicorn Ltd Carole Davis Office Manager London
Voice Actor 2015 Sky News/Sky News Anna Drummond Manager London
Voice Actor 2015 TCY Online Rajesh Vikesh Manager India 2015
Voice Actor 2015 Sky TV John Hammond London
Voice Actor 2015 Localize Translation Service Apurva Hetawal Project Manager India
Voice Actor 2015 Simon Sharp Director Nigeria 2015
Voice Actor 2015 Jake Riley Limited Endre Buzogany Manager Nigeria
Voice Actor 2015 Abolinad Productions Diana Abolinad London
Voice Actor 2015 Scytherinc.- X Men Series Karl Dutton Director London
Voice Actor 2015 Blink TV Rosie Paine DirectorvBrighton

Voice Actor 2014,
London, Events John Biddulph, Events Sprial Productions,

Voice Actor, 2014
Nottingham, Michael Henry "Changing City" Corporate Voice Over,

Voice Actor 2014,
London, English Language Tests, Henry Emery, Latitude Aviation English Services E-Learning Voice Over

Voice Actor 2014,
USA Welch Compositions, Jim Welch, Computer Games Voice Over

Voice Actor 2014
London Dan Akers, Capitol Radio, Radio Commercial Voice Over for an adoptions event

Voice Actor 2014
London Synergie 16 Productions Sarah Pemberton, for
Voice Announcer "Lucky 8 Ball" Pilot for Ch4 and ITV

Voice Actor 2014
Bradford, England, Shoot Film and Media Productions, Corporate Video, Voice Over

Voice Actor 2014
London, Joel Davis, Animation Video Voice Over

Voice Actor 2014
Kickstart Radio, (Internet/Facebook/Twitter) Commercials, Promo's Voice Over

Voice Over 2014
USA, Jeremy Browning, USA Poetry Recital, Voice Over

Voice Actor
Nottingham, England 2013 Mindclick Ltd Chris Dunning
Animation Training Film

Voice Actor 2013
London Beitak Productions Katie Bracher
Corporate Narration for homeless children in Kenya, East Africa

Voice Actor
London 2013 Hennessey Productions Daniel Hennessey
Batman Radio Drama used for opening of a new Batman video course at Ravenbourne University

Voice Actor
Birmingham 2013 Wow Films The Adventure of a Potato Animation Film that was used as part of an MA Film show

Voice Actor Run Productions Paddy Power Corporate Video used as part of a major event in
London 2013

Voice Actor
Reading 2013 Catapult Films Mama Orphans Narration used in Uganda as a training film

Voice Actor 2012
Buenos Aires, Argentina Vikingo Films Medieval Narration used as part of a major cultural event in Argentinal

Voice Actor
Chennai India Cosmic Global Limited Narration

Voice Actor Terminus Reprisal Production Adam Burt London 2011 Video game.

Voice Actor Naturelle Productions Anne Raymond London 2011 Radio advert used to promote a new hair product.

Voice Actor Ninetendo Wii “Donkey Kong” Dave Wise London 2010 Video game.

Voice Actor Take Over Radio Jay Snipes Leicester 2010 Radio used as part of ongoing adverting radio campaign.

Voice Actor Ocada Productions Voice-Over Artist London 2008 Commercial used as part of a new online marketing product.

Voice Actor Kemet FM Radio Burty Benson Nottingham 2008 Radio advert used as part of an ongoing commercial campaign to raise the profile of Kemet FM

Voice Actor Paper Stone Recording Studios Hugh James Nottingham 2008 Narration, to promote an educational resource tool.

Voice Actor Little Room Music Production Steve Phillips London 2007 Commercial, to raise the profile of an independent record label.

Voice Actor Little Room Music Production Steve Phillips London 2007 Commercial, to raise the profile of an independent record label

Voice Actor BBC Nottingham Breakfast Show Karl Edwards Nottingham 2000 Radio to promote the daily newspaper reviews.

Voice Actor University of Manchester Kate Ezeoke Manchester 1998 Narration.

My Training

Training: Arts Plus Education, C/O New College Nottingham Acting Level I &II TV UK Intensive Voice-Over Course, North London (2004). Arts Plus Education, Physical Theatre Course. Acting To Camera Course, College Street Nottingham. Garry Terzza Voice Over Masterclass Workshop 2 day intensive workshop, London (2005). Cut Glass Recording Studios, Camden, North London Voice Over Master Class Workshop (2010). Martin Fisher, Producer, Sonic Pond Studios, developed my professional standard recorded demo voice show reel (2010) my website is
2013 Video Game Masterclass with Peter Dickson "X" Factor UK and Hugh Edwards - 1 day intensive course on the art of voicing for the video game market.

Voice Over Biography

I started doing voice over work by default when a friend of mine said “ Kenny you have to use that voice of yours it would be great for promos, tv or radio commercials”. So I seized an opportunity whilst at University in Manchester in (1998). I auditioned for a for a voice over for a Ugandan HIV Aids Awareness Project and got the lead role as the narrator which was aired in various parts of Uganda. I then decided to develop my skills further after graduating from University in Manchester. I decided to spend some time in London and attended a voice over masterclass course in (2004) which I learnt so much about using my natural voice, intonation, pitch, projection, muscularity of voice as well as vocal warm up techniques. In the following year I attended another voice over masterclass in Hertfordshire with Channel 4 Continuity announcer Gary Terzza who provided coaching and guidance on vocal warm up exercises, voice over commercials, narrations, tv and radio voice-overs and interactive voice-overs. This was followed by various commercial work for Birmingham’s Mailbox and Pavillion Shopping Centres. I also met a business entrepreneur who required internet commercials for various retail establishments in the East Midlands including Tao Academy and Aura Furniture Design.

More recently I attended a voice over master class workshop in Camden North London with voice over agency and producers Cut Glass Recording Studios, the workshop was an opportunity to enhance existing skills and learn from other experienced voice actors and producers in the industry.

In 2010 I met a music writer who composed the original soundtrack for Donkey Kong an arcade game developed by Nintendo in 1981. I was asked to sing backing tracks for the new version of the game which was released in 2010. More recently I auditioned for a video game which is being released in an episodic form by December 2011 on Mac and PC entitled Terminus Reprisal, in which I use a standard American accent as a slightly American soldier called “Steel”.

My Studio Equipment

Versatile Voices Home Studio

1. Microphone
As a voice over actor, at Versatile Voices, my microphone is my closest business partner. I use a few different microphones depending upon the type of script or copy I receive from a client. my primary microphone I use for most recordings is my Blue Yeti Pro and SE Electronics
Sometimes in my studio, I record several different instruments for guest clients in session, so I need multiple microphone options depending upon the particular needs of each client.

2. My Preamp
A good microphone needs a good preamp.I use an A.R.T. preamp with vintage Mullard tubes. The modern hardware is nice and quiet, and the vintage tubes give the signal a warm tone. Plus, the sound can always be adjusted with my Yamaha MG166CX 16-channel mixer, for convenience.

3. My Audio Interface
The analog audio signal of my voice as I speak into my microphone goes through my preamp into an interface to be digitized.

The digital signal then runs through my Mackie Onyx Blackjack interface and is ultimately recorded and edited with Soundforge and Adobe Audition running on my Mac Book Pro.

From there, the finished audio file can be delivered in just about any format to whomever needs it, including clients and colleagues.

Additional Skills

Kenny Dunkwu is a British born Nigerian voice actor who applies specific voice acting techniques as a powerful methodology to empower the self-esteem and confidence of clients in a variety of public, private and community environments to ensure that clients are left with a memorable, engaging and effective voice over”.

Coming from a drama and business teaching background Kenny has an intuitive understanding of business related communications, ensuring an accurate delivery of your key message. Kenny is an unflappable professional with an easy going nature and great sense of humour and will work with you to provide a fast and accurate read.

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Animation Reel

Commercial Reel

Compilation reel

Corporate Reel

Character reel

South African

African-English Reel

Radio reel

English-British E-Learning