A rising star since 2010, Runtown has become a highly-respected artist in the music industry. Born Douglas Jack Agu in Enugu, Nigeria, Runtown officially kick-started his music career in 2007 with the release of his debut single ‘Runtown’ and the launch of his own label Penthauz Entertainment with friend and fellow artist Phyno.
His big break came in 2014 when he collaborated with Davido to record the single ‘Gallardo’, which became a huge hit and won Collaboration Of The Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Following this success, he released his debut album Ghetto University (2015) to great acclaim, and which featured collaborations with
Wizkid, Phyno, DJ Khaled, Anatii, and Uhuru.
Runtown’s music can be characterised as an eclectic range of styles, which predominately includes hip-hop, rap, reggae and R&B. This has allowed him to revolutionise the Afrobeat sound for a wider audience. His recent single ‘Emotions’ is a perfect example of his talent for combining a catchy Afrobeat and an R&B-infused melody to create something truly special.
Runtown has become an incredible figure within the music industry to watch. He has earned the respect of his peers through his ability to fuse musical styles whilst staying true to himself. Runtown says: “The biggest and most rewarding risk I’ve ever taken is just doing me and not conforming. I have my own style of music and I have stayed true to it and it has paid off in the long run.”
Runtown is a Sound God Music artist and published for the world by Sound God Music.
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