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Douglas Jack Agu (conceived 19 August 1989), better known by his stage name Runtown, is a Nigerian vocalist, musician and maker. He has a different melodic style blend of hip-bounce, R&B, reggae and rap. After moving to Lagos from Enugu State with Phyno in 2007, he began doing underground coordinated efforts with craftsmen like J-Martins and Timaya. In 2008, he cooperated with Phyno to frame a record name called Penthauz amid which he discharged his initial two singles: “Gathering Like It’s 1980” and “Movement Pikin”. He worked together with Davido on his melody “Gallardo”, which brought him more consideration. Barely any months after the fact, he marked a multi-million Naira contract with Eric-Manny Entertainment claimed by Prince Okwudili Umenyiora, the C.E.O of Dilly Motors.
Runtown was conceived on 19 August 1989 in Enugu yet grew up somewhat in Abuja and Lagos, where he completed his essential training. After the passing of his dad, he moved to Abuja with his mom who was working in the Ministry of Health. While growing up, he had the point of being an expert ball player. He went to St. Augustine’s theological school Ezzamgbo. Runtown is as of now examining Fashion Management at a mold school in New York City.
He discharged his first single titled “Runtown”, which was delivered by Soge in 2007. His 2010 single titled “Always” had a video coordinated by IvanEdd films. In 2012, Jamaican/American artist Laza Morgan included Himself on a tune titled “High on You”, which did enormous on the Caribbean diagrams. J. Martins highlighted Runtown on a tune off his Elevation collection titled “Today around evening time”. He likewise worked with Phyno on a tune titled “Anamachi Versace”, which was delivered by WizzyPro. In a meeting with NotJustOk.com, he said he procured his melodic motivations from Sean Kingston, Bob Marley and Kanye West.
On 29 January 2014, Runtown teamed up with Davido to discharge a tune created by T-Spize titled “Gallardo”, which won Best Collaboration of The Year at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He later discharged the video which got more than 418,000 perspectives on YouTube in its initial 2 months. The video highlights cameos from Patoranking, Skales and Phyno; it was shot in Nigeria and coordinated by Clarence Peters. Runtown’s profession took off after he marked a chronicle contract with Eric-Manny Entertainment through his companion, discharging “Fruitful” and “Domot”, both of which got visit airplay. Runtown was included on WizzyPro’s “Crisis” melody, which additionally includes vocals from Skales and Patoranking. The melody was created by WizzyPro and discharged on 2 November 2014. The music video for “Crisis” was coordinated by Patrick Elis and discharged on 19 January 2014. On November 23, 2015, Runtown discharged his introduction studio collection titled Ghetto University. The collection highlights visitor appearances from DJ Khaled, Phyno, Wizkid, Uhuru and Anatii. The collection made him recorded in the “Main 5 Most Streamed Artist” in Nigeria, producing over ₦35 million turn over on MTN Music Plus.
On 4 November 2016, Runtown discharged the adoration themed anthem “Distraught Over You”, which diagrammed at number 38 on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart. Joey Akan from Pulse Nigeria depicted the tune as a “self-created track that draws motivation from the Ghanaian Alkayida sound”. Runtown disclosed to The Fader magazine that the melody was enlivened by African beauty.
August 13, 2020
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August 13, 2020