How technology is shaping future of voiceover artistry – Ewoma Oyegwa

Ewoma Oyegwa, Nigerian celebrity voiceover artist, has explained what role modern technology in shaping the future of the industry globally.

Ewoma Oyegwa, a graduate of Computer Science at Lagos City Polytechnic, is arguably one of the best in the field in Nigeria. It was a passion she got caught in as an ardent radio listener as a teenager in her secondary school days. Deeply influenced by other media content, the media personality started dreaming of replicating the captivating voices she often heard in content she exposed herself to.

In the fantasy of her ambition, an encounter with popular radio and television host, IK Osakioduwa on Rhythm 93.7 Lagos, the celebrity voice artist started an inspiring and thrilling journey that has turned her into an encyclopedia of contemporary voiceover artist.

Eleven years after, Ewoma Oyegwa, a celebrity voice artist has become the best in what she does. The entertainer has since worked with and for the best media establishments, local and multinational companies in the country. The Isoko woman from Delta State has played the official voice of a couple radio stations like Cool FM Nigeria (2013 – 2018), Red Radio by United Bank for Africa (2017 – 2018), Max FM Nigeria, TVC Entertainment (2018 – present), just to name a few. She has also been the host of radio and TV shows. Currently, she hosts a music countdown show on Max FM102.3 Lagos and Max FM 90.9 Abuja. Ewoma Oyegwa produced and voiced radio and television commercials, E-learning courses, IVRs, explainer videos for big brands such as Jumia, Access Bank, UBA, GTCO, Power Oil, Indomie, 5 Alive, MTN Nigeria, Redbull etc.

In an interview, the celebrity voice artist demonstrated uncommon knowledge, intelligence and deep awareness of her craft as a voiceover guru and creative producer, talking about what will likely form the core of the fast-evolving profession soon.

“As a voiceover artist and creative producer, I see several promising trends indicating the potential for significant developments in the future. One notable precursor is the increasing demand for immersive audio experiences across various platforms, including virtual reality, augmented reality, and gaming. This trend suggests a growing need for skilled professionals who can craft compelling narratives and deliver high-quality voice performances to enhance these experiences”, said the celebrity voice artist.

“The landscape of voiceover and creative production is constantly evolving; the convergence of these trends suggests that there are indeed significant opportunities on the horizon for those in this field. It’s an exciting time to be part of the industry, and I’m eager to see how it continues to evolve in the coming years”.

Ewoma Oyegwa revealed that she has been inspired by a number of things and people, but one which stands out is Celia Siegel. According to her, her book stimulated the drive to build herself into a brand and create image identity, both of which made her sought-after in the business.

“As a voice over artist and creative producer, my role model is Celia Siegel. Celia Siegel is not only an accomplished Voice Over artist but also the author of “Voiceover Achiever: Brand Your VO Career. Change Your Life.” Her book has been an invaluable resource in my journey, offering insights and practical advice on branding and advancing in the Voice Over industry.

“Celia Siegel’s expertise and guidance have been instrumental in shaping my approach to my craft and career. Her emphasis on branding and self-promotion has empowered me to develop a unique identity as a Voice Over artist and effectively market my skills to potential clients. Additionally, her emphasis on professionalism, perseverance, and strategic networking has inspired me to strive for excellence and navigate the challenges of the industry with confidence.

“Furthermore, Celia Siegel’s commitment to empowering Voice Over artists to achieve their full potential resonates deeply with me. Through her coaching, mentoring, and advocacy efforts, she has made a significant impact on the Voice Over community, helping aspiring talents realize their dreams and thrive in a competitive field.

“In summary, Celia Siegel serves as a role model for me in the Voice Over and creative production realm due to her expertise, generosity, and dedication to empowering others. Her book and teachings have been invaluable resources in my career journey, and I am grateful for the inspiration and guidance she continues to provide to aspiring Voice Over artists like myself.”

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