Douglas Jack Agu, born August 19, 1989, popularly known as Runtown, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known for his hit songs “Mad Over You” and “For Life”. Runtown has risen to prominence in the Nigerian music industry since the release of his debut single “Party Like It’s 1980” in 2012.
|Full Name:||Douglas Jack Agu|
|Date of Birth:||August 19, 1989|
|Place of Birth:||Enugu|
|State of Origin:||Enugu State|
|Occupation:||Singer & Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$4 million|
Early Life and Education
Runtown was born on August 19, 1989, in Enugu, Nigeria. He hails from Enugu State, in the southeastern part of Nigeria. Runtown grew up in a family of seven, and he was the last child.
Runtown attended St. Augustine’s Seminary, a Catholic boarding school in Ezzamgbo, Ebonyi State, where he completed his secondary education. He later went on to study Physics at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, but dropped out in his second year to pursue his music career.
Runtown went back to the Lagos State University (LASU) where he studied Fashion Management while still pursuing his music career.
Runtown began his music career in 2007, and his big break came in 2012 when he released his debut single “Party Like It’s 1980”. The song received critical acclaim and was played on various radio stations across Nigeria. Runtown then went on to release other hit songs such as “Gallardo” and “Lagos to Kampala” featuring Wizkid.
He released his debut album “Ghetto University” in 2015, which featured collaborations with top Nigerian artists such as Phyno and Wizkid.
Runtown’s breakthrough hit came in 2016 with the release of “Mad Over You”. The song was an instant hit and gained massive airplay both locally and internationally.
The song went on to win several awards, including the Soundcity MVP Award for Song of the Year in 2017. Runtown followed up with another hit song “For Life” in 2017, which further cemented his status as one of Nigeria’s top musicians.
Runtown Net Worth
Runtown’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million, according to various sources. He has earned his wealth from his successful music career, as well as his business ventures.
Runtown has won several awards and nominations throughout his career. In 2014, he won the City People Entertainment Award for Best Collaboration.
He has also won the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Collaboration and the African Muzik Magazine Award for Best Collaboration. Runtown’s biggest award came in 2017 when he won the Soundcity MVP Award for Song of the Year for “Mad Over You”.
Runtown is a private individual, and not much is known about his personal life. However, in 2021, he was involved in a publicized legal battle with his former record label, Eric Many Entertainment, over breach of contract. The case was eventually settled out of court.
Runtown is in a relationship with South Sudanese-Australian model, Adut Akech and the lovebirds are not shy away from showing their relationship on social media.
In conclusion, Runtown is one of Nigeria’s top musicians, known for his catchy tunes and collaborations with other top artists. His rise to prominence in the music industry is a testament to his talent and hard work. We hope to see more great music from Runtown in the future.