Douglas Jack Agu popularly known as Runtown is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer.
Runtown was born on August 19, 1989 in Enugu State, Nigeria. He had his primary education in Lagos, before moving with his mother to Abuja after the death of his father.
In 2007, he released his first single, Runtown, produced by Soge. Next, he moved to Lagos with Phyno, and started doing collaborations with artists like J-Martins and Timaya in 2007.
In 2008, Runtown partnered with Phyno, and they formed the Penthauze Music in Lagos. Under the Penthauze record label, he released two songs Party Like its 1980 and Activity Pikin.
Subsequently in 2014, he signed a contract with Eric-Many Entertainment, a record label owned by Prince Okwudili Umenyiora, the CEO of Dilly Motors. Also, Runtown attended a fashion school in New York City to study Fashion Management.
Runtown released his debut studio album, Ghetto University on November 23, 2015 by the Eric Many Entertainment through MTN Music Plus portal. He was the executive producer with Okwudili Umenyiora.
Some of the producers that supported the production are Shizzi, Maleek Berry, TSpize, ElPuto, DJ Maphorisa, Pheelz, Badr Makhlouki, Del B, and J Stunt. Also, Davido, Wizkid, and Uhuru made guest appearances in the album.
Altogether, the album has 17 tracks; the singles include: Gallardo (2014), The Banger (2014), Bend Down Pause (2014), and Walahi (2014). The album generated millions of Naira on the music portal, which made Runtown debut on the list of top 5 most streamed artist.
Runtown released Gallardo as his lead single on January 29, 2014 which was produced by TSpize featuring vocals from Davido, cameo appearances from Patoranking, Skales and Phyno.
The music video was directed in Nigeria by Clarence Peters and uploaded on You tube on March 5, 2014. The video had thousands of views shortly after it was uploaded, and it debuted as number one on MTV Base’s official Naija Top 10 chart.
Also, the album won Best Collaboration of the Year in the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Gallardo was the song that ushered Runtown to stardom.