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Nicole Apollos

Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA 4:15 PM (SAST) Local Time

 

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About Nicole Apollos

Nicole is a South African female voice over artist with her own studio, specializing in radio and TV commercials and advertising, animation, corporate, documentary and e-Learning narration.

Passionate about making waves with her voice, she offers 24 hr delivery on her work depending on length, and runs her business, Waves, full time. She is a classically trained singer and dramatic artist with over 20 years of vocal, speaking and acting experience.

Her natural voice print is South African Neutral English, but she can perform various local and international accents. As a well-travelled South African, Nicole is exposed to, and has an ear for a multitude of accents and languages. Her natural accent lends itself to a more international audience as her voice can sound like she is from everywhere, nowhere, and somewhere depending on the brief.

Nicole has a very flexible, natural, clear and engaging voice. She is genuinely believable and confident behind the mic, delivering professional and personable reads. Her voice is warm, confident, and conversational. She is able to appeal to, and sound like many different characters and age groups. She can be a mother, a daughter, grandmother, medical professional, CEO, boss, diva, teacher and friend. From down to earth to over the top, she can sound shy and sexy, sensitive and cheeky, simple and smart, cheerful and sad and so much more.

Nicole can deliver in many different styles, hard and soft sell, business, corporate, motivational, educational, serious, fun, fictional, and realistic.

Her 5 years of work in corporate sales has given her a particular talent at providing hospitable, engaging, professional voices for your business' IVR, VOIP, on hold messaging or phone answering services. When voicing corporate videos for training, events or customer service she becomes part of the team, confidently and professionally making the audio authentically believable, authoritative, and sincere.

She started her voice over career reading for Tape Aids for the Blind. This experience gives her a real empathy for characters, and perfect pronunciation and professionalism, always keeping the author's' intent and energy in every audio book. She brings words to life in the mind's eye of listeners, to transport them into the text with clarity and imagination.
When reading e-Learning and educational materials she is natural, paced, inspiring when needed and knowledgeable delivering informatively and intelligently.

Nicole's natural character is warm, friendly, kind and real. She is a perfectionist, who is reliable, hardworking, and quick to understand the needs of her clients. She listens more than she speaks (which is a lot) so she takes direction very well, and sources specific sounds from her vocal instrumental repertoire to perfect all her performances.

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Vocal Characteristics

Languages

English (South African), English, Afrikaans

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Voice Ages

Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Accents

Australian, British, England - Received Pronunciation (RP, BBC), North American, South African, South African (Afrikaans), Trans-Atlantic, US Mid-Atlantic, African (General)

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Voice Over Skills

Animation Movie Trailers Documentaries Audiobooks Elearning Radio Ad Telephone Videogames Podcasting Television Ad Video Narration Online Ad

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Studio

Turnaround Time

Less than 24 hrs depending on length and time difference

Live Directed Sessions

Phone Call, Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype)

Microphone

RODE NT

Computer & Software

MacBook Air, running Audacity

Special Equipment

Sound Treatment, pop filter, and Sennheiser head phones

Service Overview

Voice Over

Professional Female Voice Over Actress
Copywriting
Singing
24hr delivery depending on script length
Clean, edited high quality sound track
Professional and friendly
Can self direct or host directed sessions on Skype
Delivery format in MP3 or WAV, We Transfer, email or Google Drive.

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Voice Over Experience

Business Development Manager

ActionCOACH • Permanent Full-time

Sep 2013 - Sep 2017

Marketing and Sales
Event Management
Office Management
Business Growth and Coaching

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Professional Voice Artist

Waves • Freelance

Nov 2018 - Present

Voice Actor
Narrator
Performer
Recording Artist
Voice Artist
Voice Talent
Script Editor

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Client List

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Voice Over Testimonials

Nicole's work is 5 star. She delivered, well within the deadline, communicated well with us throughout our collaboration, and I would definitely recommend her.

African Leaders for Nutrition in collaboration with The African Development Bank

Reviews

4.8

Very Professional

4 people said Nicole was a professional from start to finish.

Fast Turnaround Time

2 people said Nicole provided files faster than they expected.

Excellent Quality

1 person said Nicole’s final deliverable quality exceeded their expectations.

Takes Direction Very Well

1 person said Nicole followed directions to deliver the project.

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Voices.com

Nov 1, 2022

AWESOME JOB!

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Rooftop Productions CC

Jul 27, 2022

She went above and beyond what was asked for!

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Philip Heinrich

Mar 22, 2022

Nicole provided a quick turnaround, a quality performance with multiple creative options, and followed direction with precision! Highly recommended.

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