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Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Nigerian Musician, Runtown



Nigerian singer and producer, Runtown, real name, Douglas Jack Agu was born on August 19, 1989, in Enugu.

He grew up partly in Abuja and Lagos, where he finished his primary education. After his father’s death, he moved to Abuja with his mother, who was working in the Ministry of Health.

Here are some things you may not know about Runtown:

  1. Career: In 2008, he partnered with Phyno to form a record label called Penthauz during which he released his first two singles: “Party Like It’s 1980” and “Activity Pikin”. He became a famous face in the industry after dropping his debut single, Gallardo, featuring Davido.
  2. Relationship: Runtown is in a relationship with Selena Leath whom he met in 2015. Selena is a model and actress, and has appeared in several musical videos. Together, they have a son, Zamar. He also has a cub (white lion) as a pet.
  3. Education: After completing his secondary school education in Abuja, Runtown attended St. Augustine’s seminary Ezzamgbo. He then later travelled to New York City in the United States of America where he studied Fashion Management at a fashion school in New York City the United States of America.
  4. Net worth: Runtown is not only a musician, but also an investor in a number of Nigerian small businesses. This enables him to make a sufficient amount of money to support his opulent way of living.
  5. Awards: Best Collaboration of the Year, ‘Gallardo’ Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014; African Artiste Of The Year, Ghana Music Awards, 2017; Best Collaboration of the Year, Soundcity Music MVP Awards, 2017; Viewers Choice, Soundcity Music MVP Awards, 2017; Artiste of the Year Award, Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards, 2017.
  6. Aye songwriter?: In 2014, there were reports in the media that Runtown wrote “Aye”. In an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, Runtown said, “A lot of people have been asking me that question. Davido has had a number of interviews where he addressed how the song came about. So if you want to learn more about Aye ask David or read his interviews”.[
  7. Songs: Runtown, 2007; Are You not entertained, 2007; Party Like It’s 1980, 2008; Activity Pikin, 2008; Forever, 2010; Aunty Tolu ft Timaya, 2012; The Control, 2013; Gallardo, 2014; Successful, 2014; Domot, 2014; Baby Answer, 2014; My Matter, ft Timaya, 2014; The Banger, ft Uhuru, 2014; The Latest, 2015; Bend Down Pause, ft Wizkid, 2015; Walahi, 2015; Lagos to Kampala, ft Wizkid, 2015; Mad Over You, 2016; For Life, 2017.
  8. Record Label: Runtown’s contract with Eric Manny Entertainment expired in June 2018. He subsequently started his own label, Soundgod Music Group.
  9. Cars: He is reported to own a Mercedes-Benz G – wagon and Lamborghini Gallardo.
  10. Music style: A mix of rap, hip-hop, R&B, and reggae.


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