Runtown Biography, Net Worth, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Douglas Jack Agu
STYLE RATING: 4.9%
DISPLAY NAME: Runtown
NET WORTH: $2 Million Dollars
Runtown was birthed as Douglas Jack Agwu on the 9th of August, 1989. He was born in Enugu state, but raised in Lagos state, Nigeria. After he lost his Dad, he moved with his mother to Abuja state. He later moved with his mother to Enugu state after his mother started picking interest in political affairs.
Runtown schooled in Lagos state, Abuja, and finally rounded off education in Enugu state. He went on to Study Fashion Management at a Fashion School in New York. In 2007, he released his debut single titled Runtown. In 2010, he released another single titled Forever. The music video of the single released in 2010 was directed by IvanEdd Films in Nigeria.
Soon enough, he began working with artistes like J. Martins, Laza Morgan, Phyno, and Nigerian producer WizzyPro. He eventually got signed to Eric Manny Entertainment through support from his friend. Under the music label, he released two singles titled Domot and Successful. On the 23rd of November, 2015, he released his debut studio album titled Ghetto University.
The album made him one of the most streamed music artistes in Nigeria with over 35 million turnover on the popular MTN Music Plus platform. In November 2016, he released the hit song that really spelt out his stardom. The hit single was titled Mad Over You, and it was massively appraised, airing in different corners of Nigeria and Africa.
Exit From Eric Manny Music Label
On the 31st of May, 2016, Runtown made attempts his contract with Eric Manny Entertainment to have terminated due to court injunction that Runtown shouldn’t perform at shows without permission from the label. In July, 2018, his music contract with the record label finally came to an end after he launched his music label called Soundgod Music Group in June, 2018.
Reports/Rumours of Davido’s Aye Written by Runtown
In 2014, it was all over the media that Runtown wrote one of Davido’s biggest hit singles titled Aye. Later on in an Interview with Nigerian Tribune, Runtown stated that lots of people have asked him if he truly wrote the song.
He also mentioned that Davido himself has narrated how the song was recorded and produced in a couple of interviews. He further added that if anyone wants to know the truth about the song titled Aye, they should go ahead to read Davido’s interviews, or ask Davido directly.
Runtown has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars. He earns from music sales, endorsement deals, show bookings and collaborations with other artistes.
Runtown has released several hit songs and made millions of naira from music sales alone. He’s one of the top music artistes frequently booked to perform at music concerts in Nigeria and other countries.
When booked, he’s paid nothing below a million naira to mount the stage. He’s followed by millions of fans on social media, and he gets paid to place adverts for brands who wish to reach a large base of audience. In April, 2017, Runtown signed an endorsement deal with mobile brand, Infinix.
He also penned a multimillion naira endorsement deal with designer company, Adidas. He acquired a Lamborghini Gallardo worth a whopping N150 million naira in 2017, and has other costly vehicles. Runtown lives in an exquisitely designed apartment, and has got items worth several millions as property.
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