Runtown’s songs has made music lover fall in love with him. It’s no wonder we all want to know more about him- from his networth to facts about whether he is married or not.This article will answer all your questions and feed you with all the juicy details about the man called RUNTOWN
Runtown is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, producer and celebrity. He dabbles into rap, hip-pop, reggae and R&B.
Douglas Agu, popularly known by his stage name Runtown, was born on the 19th August 1989 in Enugu. He attended primary school in Lagos before moving to Abuja with his mother after his father’s demise. He aimed to become a professional basketball player. In 2005, Runtown relocated back to his home state to support his mother’s political ambitions. He completed his secondary school education here. He currently has enrolled in Fashion Management at a fashion school in New York City, USA.
Runtown’s Music Career and Hits
He released his first single titled Runtown in 2007, produced by Soge.
He moved from Enugu State with fellow artist Phyno in 2007. His initial collaborations were with artists like J-Martins and Timaya.
In 2008, he partnered Phyno to form a record label named Penthauz. He released two singles “Party Like It’s 1980” and “Activity Pikin”.
IvanEdd directed the video to his single Forever in 2010. In 2012, American artise with Jamaican descents Laza Morgan featured Rowntown on his track titled High on you, this was a huge hit in the islands and topped the Caribbean music charts.
He featured Nigerian top artist, Davido on the hit song “Gallardo” in January of 2014. This track eventually led to his fame, winning Best Collaboration Award at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainments Awards.
Eric-Manny Entertainment noticed the potential in the young artist and decided to sign him on. This partnership proved to be a very lucrative one because shortly after bring him on board, he released Successful and Domot. These songs were frequently played across radios and music channels in Africa, further promoting the record label and their newly signed artist.
Upcoming artist Wizzypro featured Runtown and Patoranking in his single titled Emergency in November 2014 and he shortly followed up with a banging video produced by Patrick Elis.
Ghetto University, Runtown’s debut album was released on the 23rd of November, 2015. This albu, featured top local and international artists such as DJ Khaled, Wizkid, Uhuru, Phyno and Anatii. The album was getting so much love and recognition that it shot this young musician to the Top five most streamed artist in Nigeria, grossing over N35 million in profits.
“Mad Over You” by Runtown
Mad over you was dropped by Runtown in November 2016, this track cemented his place as one of Nigeria’s top artists currently. This track was streamed both internationally and locally, catapulting the R&B singer to the BillBoards Twitter Top Tracks 2017. He toured around the globe performing this track, selling out tickets at Indigo 02 arena in London, Howard event centre in Washington and Amazura concert hall in New York.
At the 2017 Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour, Runtown was a headlining act, he performed across 27 cities in the country alonside other top Nigerian artists such as Olamide, PSquare and Flavour.
Runtown performed his first ever solo sold out concert in Lagos on 17th April of 2017. It was titled One Night Only. He has since gone on to sell out shows in Kenya, USA and Barbados.
Runtown’s Personal Life and Controversies
In 2014, after Davido released the track Aye, there was a huge controversy over the ownership of the song and origin of the lyrics. Davido refuted all claims that Runtown wrote the song and Runtown has also deflected from responding to the rumours.
Runtown’s Cars and House
In March, Runtown acquired a 2017 Lamborghini gallardo. This car is valued at over N100 million and it is one of the most extravagant cars globally.
Is RunTown Married?
In May of 2017, Runtown welcomed a baby boy with his baby mama Sarah Leath. He named the baby Zamar. In November of 2015, A UK model alleged that Runtown was the father of her child, she followed up the allegations by posting ultrasound pictures of the baby and claiming the artist has refused to respond to her calls or messages. He refuted this claims.
On the 31st of May 2016, Eric-Manny records went to Federal High Court to receive an injunction stopping Runtown from attending any events, shows or recording songs. These were the factors that led to his request for cancellation of contract with the music record label. The label claimed that Runtown had been attending events without following due process of notifying his management company, therefore defrauding the company of appearance fees. Runtown has come out to categorically deny these allegations. He also accused the record label of extortion, violating the signed agreement, threatening his safety and wellbeing.