Concert in honor of Angie Oeh held

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A concert in honor of Angie Oeh will be presented in Pretoria on Wednesday. This 24-year-old chat rhymer lost her battle with lung cancer on August 19.

The ticket sales benefit Oeh’s medical bills. She died in the Life Wilgers Hospital in Pretoria shortly after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

The concert takes place at Railways Café in Irene, Pretoria. Martin Bester, Karlien van Jaarsveld, Jaco van der Merwe, Van Pletzen, Jan Bloukaas, Zaan Sonnekus, Biggy and Loufi will be on stage.

“We are very grateful to everyone involved in Angie’s fundraising concert at Railways Café,” says Wynand Myburgh, Oeh’s manager.

“It is very sad that Angie is no longer here, but the money brought in by the concert is still essential to cover all the costs surrounding Angie’s treatment.

“It will also be a fantastic opportunity to pay tribute to our Angie and we encourage everyone to please support it. Let’s unpack Railways Café for Angie!”

Oeh was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer on Monday, August 14 and underwent emergency surgery the next day. By Thursday, she had started chemotherapy.

“After the second chemo session on August 18, she began to struggle with low oxygen levels in her blood and was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit. Everything possible was done to stabilize her, but unfortunately things just didn’t get any better and her organs started to fail,” said Louise Crouse, Oeh’s publicity manager.

A Back A Buddy fund, which was launched on 14 August by Oeh’s management team to help with medical expenses, reached the original goal of R250 000 within 48 hours.

This money will continue to be used to cover medical expenses, as well as the costs of the memorial service and funeral and other hidden costs.

Oeh, who appeared on the Afrikaans music scene in 2021 with her controversial appearance and lyrics, has worked with several well-known artists in the industry over the past few years, including Biggy, Loufi, Van Pletzen and Jack Parow.

At the time of her diagnosis, Oeh was working on new music with producers Kay Faith and Van Pletzen. Whether some of this music will see the light of day is not known at the moment.