Who is Runtown?
Runtown, the stage moniker of Douglas Jack Agu (born August 19, 1989), is well-known in the music industry.
He is a successful Nigerian Afrobeats vocalist, songwriter, and producer at the age of 34.
He rose to prominence in the music industry following the release of his debut single, Gallardo, which featured Davido.
Runtown released his debut album, Ghetto University, and the singles “Mad Over You” and “For You” in the wake of the single.
|Douglas Jack Agu
|19 August 1989 (age 34 years old)
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|Girlfriend • Wife:
|Adut Akech (ex.)
|Singer • Songwriter
Where was Runtown Born?
Runtown was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Agu on August 19, 1989. He is a native Igbo lad from the state of Enugu. The individual’s formative years were spent residing in the household of his parents.
However, following the demise of his father, he relocated to the city of Abuja alongside his mother, who had been dispatched there. Mrs. Agu, his mother, was an employee of the Ministry of Health.
Runtown spent a short time in Abuja prior to relocating to Lagos in the wake of his mother’s second transfer. In Lagos, he concluded his primary schooling. In the Lagos mainland, he and his mother enjoyed a comparatively affluent existence.
From a prestigious private secondary school in Lagos, he graduated with honors. Following that, he pursued a degree at a renowned institution of higher education in Southern Nigeria.
Having realized at a young age that music was his vocation, Runtown devoted himself to its pursuit with diligence, honing his abilities as time passed.
How did Runtown started his musical career?
The immediate success of Runtown’s debut single, Gallardo, propelled him to prominence. Davido, a music superstar whose vocals appeared on the track, assisted Runtown in securing a record contract with Eric Manny Entertainment and numerous performance engagements.
The 2014 Nigerian Entertainment Awards bestowed the Collaboration Of The Year Award upon Gallardo in recognition of its phenomenal success. In 2015, following months of diligent studio labor, he issued his debut album, Ghetto University.
In early 2017 and late 2016, Runtown was the topic of conversation throughout the industry. This was the result of the song “Mad Over You,” which he published on November 4, 2016, being a success.
The gifted vocalist has declared to his fan base that an album is imminently forthcoming. The title of the album is Soundgod Reloaded. One track from the album, Kini Issue, was made available to the public in September 2020. Another single released in 2020 is titled “Tradition.”
Runtown, an Afrobeats artist, has amassed thousands of followers on Twitter and more than three million on Instagram.
- Ghetto University (2015)
- Tradition (2020)
- Signs (2022)
Awards and Nominations
|2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
|Best Collaboration of The Year
|The Headies 2014
|Next Rated Act
|2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
|Best Pop Artiste
|City People Entertainment Awards
|Artiste of The Year
|Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
|African Artiste Of The Year
|Soundcity MVP Awards Festival
|Best Collaboration of The Year
Runtown’s private life
On August nineteenth, Runtown turned 34 years of age. He is a singer. Being a dual citizen of Nigeria and the United States, he possesses high-end residences and exotic automobiles in each nation.
Runtown was previously involved in a committed romantic partnership with Adut Akech, a model from South Sudan. In July 2021, however, the two individuals separated due to irreconcilable differences.
Runtown is an entrepreneur who has made investments in a number of small enterprises in Nigeria, in addition to his musical endeavors. This enables him to generate sufficient revenue to maintain his extravagant way of life.
It is estimated that the Enugu-born artist Runtown has a net worth of $800,000 to $1,200,000 due to the success of his endeavors.