Who is Runtown?Runtown is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and music producer, his music career officially started in 2007 after dropping his debut single titled “Runtown”.
A lot about this award-winning music star is not known to most people and this spurs us to write on the full biography and net worth of Runtown.
The Nigerian music industry has been dominating the African music space for years and this has been made possible because of the talented artists streaming out of Nigeria, the likes of Wizkid, Burnaboy, Davido, Timaya, Runtown, and many others.
Runtown has been so exceptional in his music career and his contribution to the Nigerian music industry can’t be ignored.
Without further ado, let us take a quick glimpse at the profile of Runtown.
Douglas Jack Agu
Date of Birth:
19th August 1989
Place of Birth:
Enugu State, Nigeria
State of Origin:
Afro-fusion, hip hop, R&B, reggae
Musician, Songwriter & Producer
Now that you know little about Runtown you must be interested in reading about Runtown’s net worth and his full biography.
Runtown Early Life
Runtown was born on the 19th of August 1989 in Enugu State (South Eastern region of Nigeria). His real name is Douglas Jack Agu, he attended his primary school in Lagos state Nigeria.
Unfortunately, his father died while he was at a very young age and due to his mother’s work, his mom works with the Ministry of Health and she was transferred to Abuja, Runtown then moved with his mom to Abuja.
In 2007 Runtown released his first single titled “Runtown”, there is a common notion that if you really want to be successful in a music career then the best place to be is Lagos.
Runtown alongside Phyno moved to Lagos State where a lot of collaboration started with some of the top artists in Nigeria the likes of Timaya and J-Martins.
This is where his fame started, with his talent and consistency he was able to become one of the musicians in Nigeria to reckon with.
Runtown’s music career started in music career in 2007 but officially in 2010, his first-ever single is titled “Runtown” and in 2010 he released another “Gallardo” where he featured the music superstar Davido. The song was one of the lead singles of his first debut studio album “Ghetto University”.
In 2014 the album won him the “Best Collaboration of the Year” at the 2014 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, the album was among the Top 5 Most Streamed and this got him a huge income.
In 2016 Runtown released the blockbuster album “Mad Over You” which raked him a huge sum of money. It was a huge success.
Runtown’s career took a new dimension and he started featuring top artists all over Africa, he also got featured on the popular Jamaican/American singer Laza Morgan on a song titled “High on You”.
Some of the other prominent musicians Runtown has worked with are Phyno, Wizkid, DJ Khaled, Uhuru, and Anatii.
Awards & Nomination
Runtown’s net worth and his biography wouldn’t have been complete without mentioning some of the rewards he got for being consistent. Below are some of his awards.
Best Collaboration of the Year, ‘Gallardo’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards (2014)
Nominated for City People Entertainment Awards – Artiste of The Year (2015)
African Artiste Of The Year, Ghana Music Awards (2017)
Soundcity MVP Awards Festival – Best Collaboration of the Year (2017)
Soundcity MVP Awards Festival – Viewers Choice (2017)
Nominated for Soundcity MVP Awards Festival – Listeners Choice (2017)
Artiste of the Year Award, Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards (2017)
He has a lot of awards on his shelf as we’ve just mentioned a few, Runtown has also toured around Nigeria and Africa and even beyond.
Runtown Houses & Cars
Runtown is an artist that has a taste for exotic cars and sophisticated wear, he has many houses and a fleet of customized cars. His lifestyle is expensive and yea he deserves to enjoy his money.
Some of his cars are Mercedes Benz G-Wagon which is worth 35 million Naira, Lamborghini Gallardo worth 150 million Naira, and some other cars.