Douglas Jack Agu who is well known as Runtown is a Nigerian singer, song writer and producer with diverse music style of hip hop, R&B and Raeggae.
Runtown Profile (Summary)
- Real Name: Douglas Jack Agu
- Date Of Birth: 19th August 1989
- Origin: Enugu state, Nigeria
- Occupation: Singer, Song writer, producer
- Genres: R&B, hip hop, reggae
- Label: Eric Manny Entertainment
- Net Worth: $2.5 million USD
- Instagram: @runtown
Runtown rose to fame after the release of the hit single “Gallardo” featuring Davido and thus earning him a record contract with Eric Manny Entertainment owned by Prince Okwudili Umnyiora, the CEO of Dilly Motors.
Early Life & Background
The talented singer who was born on August 19, 1989 in Enugu, grew up partly in Abuja and Lagos where he had his primary education. He later moved back to Enugu to cvomplete his secondary education.
He is currently studying Fashion management at a Fashion school in New York City.
Upon his return to Lagos from Enugu state with Phyno, Runtown started out professionally in 2007 while doing underground collaboration with artistes such as J.,Martins and Timaya.
He rleased his first single “Runtown” as produced by Soge in 2007 and then in 2010, he dropped another single “Forever” which was accompanied with a music video directed by IvanEdd films.
in 2014, Runtown soon gained the attention of fans with the single “Gallardo” featuring Davido which also earned him a multi million naira recording contract with Eric Manny entertainment.
He later released the video to “Gallardo” which featured cameo appearances from the likes of Skales, Phyno and Patoranking. The colorful and amazing visuals was shot and direcetd by Clarence Peters.
On 23rd November 2015, he dropped his highly anticipated debut album “Ghetto University” which features guest appearnces from the likes of Wizkid, Phyno, Uhuru, Antii and DJ Khaled.
In 2016, he released another hit single “Mad Over You” which stayed on top of charts for sevearl months.
Ever since then, Runtown has been a force to reckon with in the industry dropping hits back to back from “For Life” to “Energy”.
Awards & Nominations
- Won Best Collaboration of the year at 2014 Nigeria Entertainemnt awards.
- Nominated for Next rated award at the Headies 2014.
- Nominated for Best Pop Artiste at Nigeria entertainment awards.
- Nominated for Artiste of the year at 2015 City People Entertainment Awards.
Endorsement & Net Worth
Runtown who signed a mouth watering endorsement deal with the Sport company Adidas was said to have bought himself a 2017 Lamborghini estimated at a whooping sum of N150 million.
His net Worth is currently estimated at $2.5 million USD.
- Gallardo ft. Davido
- Lagos to Kampala ft. Wizkid
- Mad Over You
- Said ft Nasty C
- Bend down Pause ft. Wizkid
- The Banger Ft. DJ Maphorisa
- Party Like its 1980
- Activity Pikin
- Money Bag
- For Life
Watch Runtown’s hit single “Mad Over Your” video below: