The name Douglas Jack Agu might not strike a chord, but the moment you mention the name ‘RunTown’ you instantly relate the name with the remarkable success of one of Nigeria’s fastest rising pop sensations who has broken several boundaries in the music industry within a very short period of time, and he doesn’t seem to slowing down anytime soon.
Runtown was born In Enugu state on the 19th of August 1989, he grew up partly in Abuja and Lagos where he had most of his primary education. Shortly after the death of his dad, he relocated to Abuja and in 2007, he wrote his W.A.E.C examinations in Enugu state where his paths crossed with that of indigenous rapper Phyno.
Fast forward to 2014, Runtown has several chart topping songs which includes his monster hit collaboration with Davido on the song titled ‘Gallardo’, ‘Succesfull’ and his latest effort ‘Baby Answer’.
Prior the release of Gallardo, Runtown has kept his hustle going as an underground artiste working with top notch acts, he featured on J Martins second album on the 5th track titled “Tonight”, and he went on to drop his very first sing ‘Party Like It’s 1980’ (Kinorbor) in 2010, the song was popular but the artiste didn’t get known. Determined to make an impact, Runtown kept on recording new songs and in 2014 he inked a multi-million Naira recording deal with Ericmany Entertainment owned by the C.E.O of Dilly Motors.
Runtown released the smash hit tune ‘Gallardo’ in January 2014, and just 9 months after, he has recorded a tremendous string of successes. He won the ‘Best Collaboration Award’ for the song Gallardo at the NEA Awards in New York in August, his twitter account got verified a few months ago, he just returned from a trip to East Africa where he had a very successful media tour in Nairobi, Kenya with top tv & Radio stations like Kiss Tv, Citizens Tv, One FM, Spice Magazine, KTN, Homeboyz Radio and many more. He also delivered a very energetic performance at the ‘Lagos Party concert’ in Nairobi with a thrilling performance of his songs ‘Successful’ and ‘Gallardo’, and by popular demand, Runtown