‘Wyfie’ premieres on Showmax this February. Image Supplied

‘An Afrikaans ‘Euphoria’: Trailer for Showmax’s university drama ‘Wyfie’

The ‘Wyfie’ soundtrack features the last recorded songs from Angie Oeh, who tragically passed away from cancer in August 2023, aged 24.


‘Wyfie’ premieres on Showmax this February. Image Supplied

Showmax has released the trailer for Wyfie, a university drama premiering on 12 February 2024.


The show, from multi-award winners Homebrew Films (Trompoppie, Magda Louw), follows four mismatched first-year roommates at Pantera res at the fictional Eike university.

“University is a very interesting time in your life, during which you discover a lot about yourself and the world you are trying to tackle as an adult,” says director of the series and SAFTA winner Johan Cronje.

“It’s a period of growing up where you begin to reconsider your own identity. This creates a beautiful space to explore stories of renewal and discovering life.”

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For head writer Marcel Spaumer, Wyfie is also a celebration of the friendships you make as you move out of home and in with other people for the first time. “When you get to university, you make friends with people from all walks of life, and people you never thought you would meet,” he says. “And then these weird, amazing friendships develop.”

While Marcel expects Wyfie to be labelled ‘an Afrikaans Euphoria’, he says the writers’ room drew more inspiration from their own experiences of Afrikaans res life and university culture.

“Many of the members of our writing team lived in the university koshuise like I did, so this is 100% where the inspiration for Wyfie comes from. It’s obviously fictional, but many of my experiences form part of the story, and many of the traditions we had in the dormitory – just transformed by bringing in just a little bit of the Wyfie culture.”

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The R18 series stars Beata Bena Green (Arendsvlei, 7de laan) as Shay, Celeste Loots (One Piece, Trompoppie) as Amanda, Kristen Raath (7de Laan) as Kyla and Mienke Ehlers (Dinge van ‘n Kind) as Mia.

The series also features Adrian Steyn (Die Onderonsie, upcoming Showmax film Matilda & Matthys), Marguerite van Eeden (Vaselinetjie), Elzet Nel (Trompoppie), and Chelsea Thomas (Amber in Spinners).

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One of Wyfie’s big talking points is going to be its soundtrack, from 2023 SAFTA winner Peach van Pletzen (Ludik), featuring the last recorded songs from Angie Oeh, who tragically passed away from cancer in August 2023, aged just 24. The series is dedicated to her. 

“Angie was the inspiration for the series’ title,” says Johan.

“Having her as part of the soundtrack is incredibly valuable to me, sad and beautiful at the same time, because the music she and Peach created for Wyfie is haunting. It’s some of her last work ever, so I just feel very, very lucky that we can use her music in this series.”

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“I knew that I wanted to make Angie’s voice a big part of the sonic landscape and identity of the series,” says Peach. “She is the original wyfie after all. Her first single’s title is Dis Jou Wyfie – it’s a song she wrote, recorded, and produced herself. The track has built up a cult following and is now a kind of anthem for the misfits. Angie made a bigger impact than people realise; the fact that the series is called Wyfie serves as a testament to that.”