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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 the 19th of August, 1989, in Enugu State, which is located in the Southeast geo-political zone of Nigeria. He grew up in Lagos, where he had his primary school education. After the demise of his father, he moved back to Abuja to stay with his mother, who was working in the Ministry of Health at that time. Additionally, Runtown studied Fashion Management at a fashion institute in New York City.


Runtown started his career officially when he released his first song titled Runtown. After he moved to Lagos in 2007, he started featuring prominent singers like Phyno, Timaya, J-Martins, and so on. Runtown and Phyno joined together in 2008 to launch Penthauze Music in Lagos. He released two songs, Party Like It’s 1980 and Activity Pikin, on the Penthauze record label.

Then, in 2014, he entered into an agreement with Prince Okwudili Umenyiora, CEO of Dilly Motors and owner of the record company, Eric-Many Entertainment. In June 2018, Runtown’s agreement with Eric Manny Entertainment came to an end. He then founded his own record company, Soundgod Music Group.

Personal Life

Runtown and Selena Leath started a relationship in 2015. Selena Leath, who is a model and an actress, has made appearances in a number of music videos. The couple is blessed with a son, Zamar.



  • 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


The media reported in 2014 that Runtown was the composer of “Aye.” Runtown stated in a conversation with the Nigerian Tribune, “That query has been posed to me by numerous individuals.” Davido has discussed the song’s genesis in a number of interviews. Therefore, in order to discover more about Aye, therefore, speak with David or read his interviews.” He released “Kini Issue,” his second song during the pandemic, in September 2020.

Net Worth

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


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