My 2 Cents on the 2014 MK Awards

On Saturday night @BaasDeBeer, our two dates and I made our way to the 2014 MK Awards ceremony at the State Theatre in Pretoria.

We arrived at the venue earlier than usual and immediately made our way to the bar for some complimentary drinks. Soon we settled in and started greeting all the folks in the SA Music industry who were steadily arriving before 7 PM.

Shortstraw @ MK Awards

Because MK is NOT on the television anymore it felt a bit watered down compared to the previous years that I attended the ceremony, but it still turned out to be a lot of fun. It’s a pity that only 9 Awards were presented on the night though. There were not that many surprises this year and I’m glad that MK introduced the Legend (or Legende) award and the Venue Award this year. It’s about time that some individuals get the recognition they deserve in the industry.

Van Coke Kartel @ MK Awards 2014

Here’s a list of the winners for the 2014 MK Awards:

Shortstraw – Waterworks

Live Act:
Jeremy Loops

Shortstraw – Good Morning Sunshine

Budget Video:
Al Bairre – We move on

Al Bairre

Van Coke Kartel


Haddad Viljoen

Arcade Empire & Assemble (gedeel)

Fokofpolisiekar @ MK Awards 2014

To sum things up: Both Shortstraw and Al Bairre walked away with two awards this year, Oppikoppi won the Best Festival Award again and Jeremy Loops won his second MK Award – like I said: no surprises (and yes, some of my predictions were wrong I know). The performances by Al Bairre, Shortstraw, Wrestlerish, Fokofpolisiekar, Jack Parow & Tumi were pretty awesome, but I expected it the whole shabang to carry on a little longer – the award ceremony was finished before you could yell “Dagdronk”.

Congratulations to all the 2014 MK Award Winners. Kudos to MK and everyone else involved for organizing such a rad event and to everyone who attended for turning it into a great party of note in the end. To be safe I’ll try to stay away from the Jagermeister next year to avoid the mild hang over I had on Sunday.

What are your thoughts on the 2014 MK Awards? Leave a comment and let me know. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here.

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Henno Kruger

Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant

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