Runtown Biography | Age | Career | Education | Net Worth
Douglas Jack Agu (p.k.a Runtown) was born on August 19, 1989, is a singer, songwriter and producer.
The 33-year-old singer has a diverse musical style, a mix of, rap, hip-hop, R&B, and reggae.
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 became a famous face in the industry after dropping his debut single, Gallardo, featuring Davido.
At the 2014 Nigerian Entertainment Awards, Gallardo earned the Collaboration of the Year Award thanks to its enormous success.
His first album was released afterwards, which featured topclass artiste like DJ Khaled, Phyno, Wizkid, Uhuru, and Anatii, and generated over 35 million in turn over on MTN Music Plus, placing him in Nigeria’s “Top 5 Most Streamed Artists.”
After the success recorded by his debut album, he then released other singles, Mad Over You and For You, in 2016, which took over the trending wave of the Nigeria music industry at that time.
Douglas Jack Agu a.k.a Runtown was born on the 19th day of August, 1989. He is 31 years old.
Early Life & Education
Runtown was born on the 19th of August, 1989, in Enugu State, which is located in the Southeast geo-political zone of Nigeria. He grew up in Lagos, where he had his primary school education. After the demise of his father, he moved back to Abuja to stay with his mother, who was working in the Ministry of Health at that time. Additionally, Runtown studied Fashion Management at a fashion institute in New York City.
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 edition 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.
According to different sources online, Runtown’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million.