Janet Kanini

Clear, Crisp, Confident, Warm, Deep, Bubbly, Fun

Voice Description

Bright and punchy for fun, positive messages. Low and rich for serious presentations and documentaries. Warm and friendly for encouraging motivating features. Smooth and professional for business news.

Voice Genders and "Ages" I Can Perform

• Young Adult Female
• Middle Age Female

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

• English - British
• English - Other
• Swahili

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
• Songs
• Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)

Jobs I Am Willing to Take (Union-wise)

• Non-Union Jobs

Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories Jobs for ACTRA (Canada) signatories

Jobs for British Equity signatories Jobs for British Equity signatories

Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories Jobs for Union des Artistes (Canada) signatories

• Jobs for SAG-AFTRA (US) signatories

My Union Affiliations and Memberships


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 offer copywriting services
• I offer translation services
• 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

, Kenya

Accents, Impersonations, Characters and Dialects

Indian woman, German (studied the language for a year), British (from intensive theatre training), Russian (from my clients).

My Voice Experience

Right from 1999 I have performed live on stage in poetry and theatre productions that required all types of method acting characters. This led to television adverts, mostly as a mother in detergent and butter adverts, and radio adverts for hair care, detergents and condoms.

Once television advertising took a hold in Kenya my voice was used from 2005 by internet service providers (ISPs Swift Global), tour operators, hotels (Sarova), agricultural & insurance companies (AON Minet).

Other voice over jobs include the Kenya Airways CD Rom promotion package for American travel agents in 2002 and the International Fund for Animal Welfare CD Rom in 2003.

Presenting a travel show was fun and punchy, and so were my voice overs so as to grab the attention of viewers and make them want to go on that trip!

With the increasing drive to make Kenyans appreciate agriculture like our ancestors did, I voiced a documentary on potato farming - from farm to frying pan - including the hurdles that farmers face from crooked brokers. This was the latest in November 2011.

My Training

1] 2 year scholarship in intensive theatre from Phoenix players Nairobi.
2] Kenyatta University Travelling Theatre and Poetry Lab
3] Kenyatta University Bachelor of Education in Home Economics
4] German Intensiv G1-G3 at Goethe Institut Nairobi
5] Prime Time News anchor and features reporter at NTV Nairobi
6] 'Out & About' Travel show presenter on KTN Nairobi
7] 'How To Be Rich' business show hostess on KBC Nairobi

My Studio Equipment

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Additional Skills

Having presented television shows that range from fun explorative family travel to moderately serious business lifestyle interviews to very serious national news covering heart wrenching stories, my voice has had plenty of training in diversity.

On the stage my roles varied from the mad witch in Shakespeare's Henry III to an Indian woman in Role Play to a naive large-spectacle-wearing wife in the farce Rumours.

Payment Methods Accepted

• Credit cards
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in my local currency
• Personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders in any currency
• Wire transfers

Contact Information

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