Douglas Jack Agu ( Runtown ) Biography
Runtown born Douglas Jack Agu is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer. He has a diverse musical style mix of hip-hop, R&B, reggae, and rap.
Date of Birth
19 August 1989
Girlfriend ( Adut Akech )
Runtown Reportedly Engaged To Australian Sudanese Model, Adut Akech.
After moving to Lagos from Enugu State with Phyno in 2007, he started doing underground collaborations with artists like J-Martins and Timaya. In 2008, he partnered with Phyno to form a record label called Penthauz during which he released his first two singles: “Party Like It’s 1980” and “Activity Pikin”.
He collaborated with Davido on his song “Gallardo”, which brought him more attention. Few months later, he signed a multi-million Naira contract with Eric-Manny Entertainment owned by Prince Okwudili Umenyiora, the C.E.O of Dilly Motors
Runtown released his first single titled “Runtown”, which was produced by Soge in 2007. His 2010 single titled “Forever” had a video directed by IvanEdd films.
Runtown’s career took flight after he signed a recording contract with Eric-Manny Entertainment through his friend, releasing “Successful” and “Domot”, both of which received frequent airplay. Runtown was featured on WizzyPro’s “Emergency” song, which also features vocals from Skales and Patoranking. The song was produced by WizzyPro and released on 2 November 2014.
The music video for “Emergency” was directed by Patrick Elis and released on 19 January 2014. On November 23, 2015, Runtown released his debut studio album titled Ghetto University.
The album features guest appearances from DJ Khaled, Phyno, Wizkid, Uhuru and Anatii. The album made him listed in the “Top 5 Most Streamed Artist” in Nigeria, generating over ₦35 million turn over on MTN Music Plus.
Runtown is currently one of the richest and the most influential artists in Nigerian entertainment scene, with an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars.