From a relatively unknown, struggling, fast rising act in 2013 to having Dj Khaled on the first track of his debut album in 2015, you’ll agree that the story of Runtown (Douglas Jack Agu) is indeed inspirational.
Born In the South-Eastern Enugu state, Nigeria on the 19th of August 1989, Runtown 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.
His impressive rise to the top began with the release of chart topping singles like ‘Gallardo’, ‘Successful’ in early 2014. Shortly afterwards, in 2014 he inked a multi-million Naira recording deal with Ericmany Entertainment owned by the C.E.O of Dilly Motors.
Since then, his career has grown in leaps and bounds.
With hard work and consistency, Runtown keeps putting his name and brand on a global pedestal.
Since his debut album ‘Ghetto University’ dropped in November 2015, Runtown has been able to penetrate the African Market starting from his home, Nigeria to Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Morocco , South Africa, Ghana and Cameroun.
As if that’s not enough, his monster hit single ‘Bend Down Pause’ instantly became an International hit as it blew into the Caribbean all the way from Nigeria to Barbados, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago.
With the success of the song, Runtown, The Biggest soca Artist named Machel Montanno jumped on the remix of Bend down Pause and Runtown was selected as an Headliner as he performed at the biggest Soca event in History along side Pitbull, Lil John and Major Lazer where sexy divas Amber Rose and Blac Chyna all twerked to his music.
With all the buzz and success recorded so far, Runtown is not slowing down at all. The 2014 NEA award winner still keeps on working and pushing the envelope with his team.
His repertoire of yet to be released music is far more impressive than anything we’ve heard.
In the coming weeks, he’ll be releasing new materials from his arsenal that includes;
A Collaboration on Major Lazer’s album
His Collaboration with popular Soca Artist from Trinidad ‘Olatunji’ on a track is titled ‘Oh Yay remix’
His Collaboration with one of the biggest DJ’s in France, DJ Hamida
The music video of his song with Dj Khaled
The smash hit ‘Bend Down Pause’ will also be released officially in the UK this summer
And many more…
Just when you think you’ve heard it all, Runtown pulls a major highlight with his album ‘Ghetto University’ as fresh data places him amongst the Top 5 most streamed Artist in Nigeria haven generated over N35 million turn over on MTN Music plus since November 2015.