In this review, we will be taking an extensive look at one of the promising young star in the Nigeria music industry that goes by the name Runtown AKA Douglas Agu. Runtown was born on the 19th August, 1989. His real name is Douglas Jack Agu. He is a Nigerian songwriter, singer as well as a producer. Since he began his musical career, he is known with a number of musical style which include Rap, hip-hop, reggae and RnB. In small word count, he is a gifted singer.
Douglas Jack Agu had his primary school education in Lagos and his secondary school education in Enugu State. He is said to be pursuing a degree in a fashion school in New York. Although, Runtown had earlier dreamed of becoming a basketball player but the love for music has become a greater course in his life. He began to love music in 2005 but started a professional career in it 2010.
Douglas Jack Agu released his first single in 2007 titled “Runtown” which was where the stage name came from. It was a huge success. In 2008, he formed “Penthauz Records” in partnership with phyno. He has released other songs and worked with several artiste which include but not limited to Timaya, Skales, Davido, M.I, Phyno, Wizkid, J. Martins etc. According to him, he often derived inspiration from the likes of Kanye West and Bob Marley. On 23rd November, 2015, Runtown released his debut album called “Ghetto University.”
Runtown Latest Songs
Here are new songs by Runtown, just a few of them which include Go down in which he features K-Adel, Money Bag where he features DJ Khaled, Die for you wine featuring Del B and Timaya, Runtown and Sess in Mad over you (Problem remix) etc. Other songs list can be found below;
Mr Eazi – Mad Over You (Runtown Cover)
Tspize ft. Runtown – Kilogram
Runtown ft. Barbapappa – Tuwo Shinkafa.
Award And Nominations
Below are the awards and nominations of Runtown since he started his musical career. He has had two awards and three nominations so far.
Runtown won Best Collaboration of The Year award at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and the 2017 VGMA African Artiste of the year award. In the same year, he was nominated for Next Rated Act at The Headies 2014. Also, in 2015, he was nominated for Artiste of The Year award at the 2015 City People Entertainment Awards and as well nominated for Best Pop Artiste award at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Runtown Net Worth
At the moment, Runtown is said to be worth about 1.5 million Dollars. He also acquired a new 2017 Lamborghini Gallardo valued at N150 million in addition to his fleet of cars. Runtown is known to be conservative when it comes to his properties like cars and houses. His house is also said to worth hundreds of million naira.
Facts About Runtown
- He attended a seminary school
- He was the book reading type of kid
- He never joined choir
- He was once a good basketball player and hoped to be one.
- His baby mama did her baby shower on 7th May, 2017