Connect with Listeners & Leave a Lasting Impression Using The EKO Method.
Eko Martin is an extraordinary female voice over artisan empowered by a life-long love affair with words that began at an early age. Described by her teachers as a gifted student, Eko began reading early, perhaps as early as in utero when her mother read Greek and Roman mythology to her before bedtime.
At the age of 3, Eko discovered her father’s Readers Digest magazines in his extensive home library filled with literary and science fiction classics. Eko was instantly drawn to the quiz feature called, “Word Power.” She aced all the Word Power challenges and went on to be become a top spelling bee champion. A natural mimic with an eidetic memory, Eko was named after the mythological character Echo, whose power of speech was paralleled by none.
Eko has harnessed her word power, reading fluency and flexible voice to deliver dynamic television commentary, thought-provoking podcasts, six second ads, and pages of novel copy to listeners all over the country.
Eko Martin uses all of her natural talents and training as journalist, a former radio talk show host, a lawyer and a businesswoman to deliver on projects from audiobook, corporate and medical narration, to commercials to eLearning and more. Eko is a dynamic performer who has a flair that takes listener there, Eko is driven to perform and deliver on excellence in the voice arts. An emerging talent, Eko continues to create, innovate and leads as one of the newest and most exceptional vocal stylists on the voice over scene.
Eko is an ambivert a/k/a/ and outgoing introvert who exhibits qualities of both introversion and extroversion, and can flip into either depending on context and goals.
With a father who introduced her, at age 5, to futurism, science fiction and politics by handing her a copy of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shockand then required her to write and deliver an oral book report, Eko Martin was destined for the studio because she’s always been about using words to make impact and leave a lasting impression.
After graduating from a Lutheran parochial school for K-8th grade, Eko attended the famous Cass Technical High School in Detroit, noted for such famous performing alumni as: Lily Tomlin, Ellyn Bustyn, Diana Ross, John DeLorean and Big Sean. Eko went on to graduate from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s in Fine,
Performing and Communication Arts with an emphasis in Journalism, both in print and broadcast.
Eko interned at WXYZ/TV Channel 7, the ABC affiliate in Detroit, where she interviewed movie reviewers, the late Gene Siskel and Roger Ebertof Siskel & Ebert fame on camera. Eko has also worked with former WXYZ TV anchor Frank Turner in producing radio spots for WXYT. She was mentored by the late radio personality Mark Scott, Excelsior!And, worked with former BET anchor Ed Gordon, for a PBS special that aired locally on Channel 56 and nationally on the subject of school violence.
Eko also worked at WDIV TV/Channel, 4, the NBC affiliate in Detroit as a newsroom assistant and special projects producer for “Focus on Family,” which was a video feature about children in line for being adopted. The segment required Eko to appear on and off camera, interview adoption workers and children as young as 3, and produce appropriate b-roll to help move the story forward. Eko saw the power and impact of visual and audio components in media and how using certain vocal tones could move not only an audience, but also an interviewee.
Eko went on to graduate from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she achieved her law license and began work as a new lawyer in the legal specialties of medical malpractice and auto negligence, which assisted her with learning, pronouncing and voicing difficult medical terminology in court and in over 250 depositions.
Eko’s media background and flair for social media has earned her myriad invitations to appear on local and national television from Fox 2 Detroit’s Let it Rip and Let It Rip Weekend to the Dr. Phil show to discuss current events, politics and the law.
In 2018, Eko launched her own radio show called Politics & Power, where she interviewed guests on the local and national level and voiced commercial spots. A proponent of continuing education, Eko is also a working actor, which assists her in further honing her craft as a top flight voice actor.
When we’re working together, you are my top priority. I make sure you get a great voice over, one that helps take your project to the next level. Available for live directed or self directed sessions, via phone, Skype, Source Connect or ISDN, you get your raw files in 15 minutes and your edited ones in less than 24 hours.