Biography: Biography Nigeria Reporting
Runtown was born on 19 August 1989 in Enugu but grew up partly in Abuja and Lagos, where he finished his primary education. After the death of his father, he moved to Abuja with his mother, who was working in the Ministry of Health.
In 2014 he released “Gallardo”, a song which features vocals from Davido and was released as the first single off his debut studio album Ghetto University. Gallardo went on to win “Best Collaboration of the Year” at the 2014 of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. On 23 November 2015, Runtown released his debut studio album titled Ghetto University via MTN Music Plus through Eric Many Entertainment. The album generated over ₦35million on the music portal thus earning him a spot in the list of “Top 5 Most Streamed Artist”.
On 4 November 2016, Runtown released the ballad “Mad Over You”, which charted at number 38 on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart. Joey Akan from Pulse Nigeria described the song as a “self-produced track that draws inspiration from the Ghanaian Alkayida sound”. Runtown told The Fader magazine that the song was inspired by African beauty.
Runtown was thrown into the spotlight after his debut single, Gallardo, became an instant hit. The song featured vocals from music superstar, Davido, who helped Runtown secure a record deal with Eric Manny Entertainment and many performance gigs.
Gallardo was so successful that it won the Collaboration Of The Year Award at the 2014 Nigerian Entertainment Awards. After months of hard work in the studio, he released his debut album titled Ghetto University in 2015.
Towards the end of 2016 and the early part of 2017, Runtown was the talk of the industry. This was due to the success of his song, Mad Over You, released on the 4th Of November 2016.
The talented singer has announced to his fans that he has a forthcoming album, set to be released soon. The album is titled Soundgod Reloaded. Kini Issue, one of the songs off the album, was released in September 2020. Another single which he dropped in 2020 is Tradition.
The singer, Runtown turned 32 years old on the 19th of August. He resides in both Nigeria and United States, owning upscale apartments and exotic cars in both countries.
Runtown was formerly in a serious relationship with the South-Sudanese model, Adut Akech. However, the duo parted ways in July 2021 after irreconcilable differences.
Besides making music, Runtown is also an entrepreneur who has invested in several small businesses in Nigeria. This helps him to generate enough income that can sustain his luxurious lifestyle.
With the success of his projects, the Enugu-born artist, Runtown‘s net worth is estimated to be worth $800,000-1,200,000.
Ownership of “Aye”
In 2014, there were reports in the media that Runtown wrote “Aye”. In an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, Runtown said, “A lot of people have been asking me that question. Davido has had a number of interviews where he addressed how the song came about. So if you want to learn more about Aye ask David or read his interviews”.
Release of Kini Issue
In September 2020, He released his 2nd song since the pandemic called “Kini Issue”. The song is from his forthcoming album Soundgod relaoaded.
Exit from Eric Manny Entertainment
Runtown’s contract with Eric Manny Entertainment expired in June 2018. He subsequently started his own label, Soundgod Music Group.
Year Award ceremony
Prize Result 2014
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Best Collaboration of The Year Nominated
The Headies 2014Next Rated
Act Nominated 2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
City People Entertainment Awards
Artiste of The Year
2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
African Artiste Of The Year
Won 2017 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
Best Collaboration of The Year
Real Data Age
Full Name: Douglas Jack Agu
Stage Name: Runtown
Born: 19 August 1989 (age 32 years old)
Place of Birth: Enugu, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Enugu State
Parents: Agu Family
Height: 1.75 m
Girlfriend • Wife: Adut Akech (ex.)
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter