Nigerian Celebrity Biography: Runtown

Runtown’s Biography



A popular Nigerian singer and music producer, Douglas Jack Agu also known as Runtown was born on 19 August 1989 in Enugu, Enugu State. When his mother who was a staff at the Ministry of Health relocated to Abuja after the death of his father, he lived there for some time before going to Lagos where he spent some years and did his primary education. Growing up, he wanted to become a famous basketballer. In 2007, he released his first single titled ‘Runtown’. It became a hit in no time. Runtown has since released songs having a blend of R&B, Hip Hop and reggae. Also, in 2014, he released the music video of the song titled ‘Gallardo’ and within 2 months it got over 418,000 views on YouTube. Runtown’s collaboration with established artistes like Davido, Phyno, Timaya and MI gained him more attention in the highly competitive Nigerian music scene. He was a nominee many times for awards of which he has won one. He released his debut album Ghetto University in 2015.

Genre: Hip Hop, Reggae, R&B


After completing his primary and secondary education in Lagos and Enugu respectively, he proceeded to New York in the US where he is currently studying Fashion Management.

Popular Tracks:

  • ‘Knack Am’
  • ‘Gallardo’
  • ‘Emergency’
  • ‘My Matter’
  • ‘Aye Po’

Albums including year released: Ghetto University (2015)


  • Nominated Artiste of the Year, 2015 City People Entertainment Awards
  • Nominated Next Rated Act 2014 The Headies Awards
  • (Best Collaboration of the Year) 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards


Controversies spread everywhere like wide fire. It was in 2014, the media was littered with pieces of news talking about Runtown being the owner of Davido’s hit song ‘Aye’. Responding to the rumour in an interview, Runtown told anyone who wanted to know the truth of the matter to ask Davido himself or read the interview he granted concerning the issue.

Social Profiles:

Runtown on Facebook: Runtown

Runtown on Twitter: @iRuntown

Runtown on Youtube: Runtown

Runtown on Instagram: @runtown

Runtown on Snapchat:

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