In a poignant turn of events, the world has lost a bright young talent.
Angie Oeh, a 24-year-old Afrikaans rap artist, has passed away after bravely battling stage 4 lung cancer.
The news of Angie’s departure was confirmed on a somber Sunday morning, and the announcement was made by none other than renowned South African rocker Francois van Coke.
Breaking the News: Afrikaans Rap Sensation Angie Oeh’s Tragic Passing
Angie, known by her birth name Angelique Greeff, had been admitted to Life Wilgers hospital in Pretoria on August 13, 2023.
Despite her determined struggle, she peacefully left this world on August 19 at 17:24.
The battle against cancer was short-lived but intense, having only started on August 14 when she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
Angie’s journey took a steep turn after undergoing emergency surgery on August 15, followed by chemotherapy.
Unfortunately, complications arose after her second session on August 18, leading to her ICU admission due to plummeting oxygen levels.
Despite heroic efforts, her organs began to fail, ultimately taking her away from us.
A Life Embraced: Angie’s Final Moments
In her final moments, Angie was surrounded by those who loved her most.
Her girlfriend Jolandri Van Der Walt, her mother Peach van Pletzen, and close friends and collaborators were by her side as she embarked on her journey beyond.
From the Studio to the Heart: Angie’s Impactful Musical Journey
Angie’s musical odyssey began in 2019, as she independently crafted her art through writing, producing, and releasing her music.
It was the Afrikaans hit “Dis jou wyfie,” unveiled in December 2021, that thrust her into the limelight.
With her unique approach, she earned recognition as the first Afrikaans mumble rhyme chatter, effortlessly connecting with audiences through her fresh and innovative sound.
An Artist’s Advocate: Addressing Critical Issues through Art
Angie’s impact went far beyond melodies and rhythms.
She harnessed her artistic platform to tackle pressing societal matters, particularly women’s rights and discrimination.
Her unflinching dedication to effecting change, even in the face of adversity, positioned her as a trailblazer in the industry.
In collaboration with musician-manager Wynand Myburgh in 2022, Angie released a string of hits, including the celebrated “Sex in Afrikaans.”
Her collaborations with fellow artists such as Biggy, Loufi, Van Pletzen, and Jack Parow, gave birth to creations like “Girls and Parties.”
A Legacy Lives On: Remembering Angie Oeh
As news of Angie’s untimely passing spreads, her music and advocacy resonate, leaving a profound and lasting impact.
Her authenticity, commitment to her craft, and unyielding efforts to foster positive change through her work remain etched in our memories.
Angie Oeh’s legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn