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Runtown Biography: Education, Career, Personal Life, Controversies, Awards, and Net Worth

The real name of Runtown is Douglas Jack Agu. He is a popular and renowned Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer.

Early Life & Education

Runtown was born on August 19, 1989, in Enugu State, which is located in Nigeria’s Southeast geopolitical zone. He grew up in Lagos and attended primary school there. After his father died, he returned to Abuja to live with his mother, who was working in the Ministry of Health at the time. Runtown also studied Fashion Management at a New York City fashion institute.


Runtown’s official career began when he released his first song, Runtown. He began featuring prominent singers such as Phyno, Timaya, J-Martins, and others after moving to Lagos in 2007. Penthauze Music was founded in Lagos in 2008 by Runtown and Phyno. On the Penthauze record label, he released two songs, Party Like It’s 1980 and Activity Pikin.

Then, in 2014, he signed an agreement with Prince Okwudili Umenyiora, CEO of Dilly Motors and owner of Eric-Many Entertainment. Runtown’s contract with Eric Manny Entertainment expired in June 2018. He then established his own record label, Soundgod Music Group.


Personal Life

Runtown and Selena Leath began dating in 2015. Selena Leath, a model and actress, has appeared in a number of music videos. Zamar, the couple’s son, was born.


  • 2021 SoundGod Fest Reloaded
  • 2019 Tradition
  • 2018 Soundgod Fest Vol. 1
  • 2015 Ghetto University
  • 2012 From the Keys to the Strings

Awards and Nominations

Year Event Prize Result
2017 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival Best Collaboration of The Year Won
2017 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival Viewers Choice Won
2017 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival Listeners Choice Nominated
2017 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards African Artiste Of The Year Won
2015 City People Entertainment Awards Artiste of The Year Nominated
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Pop Artiste Nominated
2014 The Headies Next Rated Act Nominated
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Collaboration of The Year Nominated


Runtown was identified as the composer of “Aye” by the media in 2014. “That question has been posed to me by numerous individuals,” Runtown said in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune. Davido has spoken about the song’s origins in a number of interviews. Therefore, if you want to learn more about Aye, speak with David or read his interviews.” In September 2020, he released “Kini Issue,” his second song during the pandemic.

Net Worth

According to different sources online, Runtown’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million.

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