Runtown’s Biography And Net Worth

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Runtown’s Biography And Net Worth

Runtown, known his stage name, has his real name as Douglas Jack Agu. He is a fast upcoming and talented Nigerian Afrobeats singer, songwriter and producer.

Runtown was born August 19, 1989 in Enugu State, his home of originality. He lived briefly in Abuja before moving down to Lagos with his mother who was on transfer with the Ministry of Health.


His Educational Background

Runtown had his primary and secondary education in Lagos State respectively.

He later graduated from one of the Nigerian Universities.

Runtown’s Music Career

Runtown made entry into the Nigerian music industry some years back and has been doing tremendously well.

He became professionally known in the industry after dropping his debut single, Gallardo, featuring the Nigerian music star, Davido.

The song was a huge success as Davido helped Runtown to secure a record deal with Eric Manny Entertainment and many performance gigs.

Gallardo also won the Collaboration of the year Award at the 2014 edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards with huge commercial values of over N35 million on the music portal, thereby placing Runtown in the list of top 5 most streamed artists in recent time.

In 2015, Runtown again followed the single with the release of his debut album, Ghetto University and the singles, Mad Over You.

Runtown has remained very active and dominated the music scene. Between end of 2016 and the early part of 2017, he was the man to watch with his several hit songs, including the song, Mad Over You, released on the 4th Of November 2016.


In 2020, Runtown released his album titled, Soundgod Reloaded. Kini Issue and Tradition were the songs off the album and were released in September 2020.

He has also done collaborations with artists like J-Martins and Timaya.

Aside music, Runtown is also a successful entrepreneur. He is said to have invested in several other businesses in Nigeria to boost his income to meet his luxurious lifestyle.

Awards and Nominations

Runtown has been nominated for various awards and won some, most notably as:

  • Won 2017 Artiste of the Year at Ghana Vodafone Music Awards.
  • 2017 Best Collaboration of the Year also at Ghana Vodafone Music Awards.
  • 2017 winner of Viewers Choice at Soundcity MVP Awards Festival and good number of nominations including:
  • Best Rated Act at the Headies in 2014
  • Best Pop Artiste at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards
  • Artiste of the year at the City People Entertainment Awards.

His Personal Life

Runtown is not yet married, but widely believed to be in a relationship with his level of popularity and wealth in the music industry.

Recently, rumour had it that he was in a serious relationship with the south Sudanese model, Adut Akech and that the duo parted ways in 2021 owing their irreconcilable differences. This has not been authenticated.

Runtown resides in both Nigeria and United States.

Runtown’s Net Worth

Runtown has made a huge fortune in his music career with an estimated net worth of about $800,000 dollars.

The Afrobeats star is very prominent on social media with over 3 million followers on Instagram alone. You can reach or follow Runtown on:

Instagram handle – @runtown

Twitter handle – @runtown

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