Read everything about Nigerian singer, Douglas Jack Agua aka Runtown. On this piece we are going to be checking out his Biography and everything that goes with it including Runtown Age, Networth, Songs, Date of Birth,State of Origin, Record Label, growing up etc .
He is called Douglas Jack Agua but popularly address as Runtown because he is currently running the town right now. Douglas Jack Agua aka Runtown is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer with a diverse musical style mix of hip-hop, R&B, reggae and rap. He was born on 19 August 1989 in Enugu but grew up partly in Abuja and Lagos, where he finished his primary education. He lost his father while they were living in Lagos state, they later moved to Abuja where his mother was working in the Ministry of Health. His early-days wish was to become a professional basketball player but God’s plns for him was not in harmony with his own because Jah knows best.
At some point while they were still living in Abuja, his mother developed keen interest in politics which necessitated their relocation to Enugu where she thought his political ambition would be better. When they got to Enugu, Runtown started his secondary school education and he later rounded up there. After his secondary school, he got admission into the University in New York City where is currently studying Fashion Management at a fashion school. Runtown became famous after he released one of his hottest single titled “Gallardo” where he featured top music prodigy, Davido. His debut single that welcomed him to the game was titled “Runtown” and it was cooked by producer Soge in 2007. In 2010, he released another song titled “Forever” and the video of the cool joint was directed by IvanEdd. Fast forward to year 2012, Jamaican/American singer Laza Morgan called Runtown to the music dinner table to be featured on a song titled “High on You” which did big on the Caribbean charts. Top Nigerian singer, J. Martins has also featured Runtown on a song off his Elevation album titled “Tonight” ; he has also teamed up with Phyno on a song titled “Anam-Achi Vers-Achi” a song produced by WizzyPro.
The big break occurred on the 29 of January 2014 when Runtown collaborated with Davido to release a song titled “Gallardo”, this joint was produced by T-Spize. Infact, “Gallardo” brought him to limelight. God smiled on him as he sign a recording contract with Eric-Manny Entertainment through his close pal. He released hit banging single like “Successful” and “Domot” under this record label. On 2 November 2014, WizzyPro featured him on his “Emergency”; the song also saw Skales and Patoranking do their thing. The music video for “Emergency” came out on 19 January 2014 and was directed by Patrick Elis . At the time of writing this Runtown’s Biography, he has quit the record label due to breaches in the recording contract, threat to life and extortion
Another big event happened when Runtown released his debut studio album titled “Ghetto University” on November 23, 2015. He featured a lot of local and international artistes like DJ Khaled, Phyno, Wizkid, Uhuru and Anatii on the album. The biggest break in the life of Runtown happened when he dropped “Mad Over You” in November 2016 and we all haven’t recovered from this groovy state of mind since the release of this song. “Mad Over You” is one of the most played song on air and off air since 2016 till date.
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In a chat with NotJustOk.com, he said he acquired his musical inspirations from stars like Sean Kingston, Bob Marley and Kanye West. In 2014, news broke that Runtown wrote “Aye” for Davido.
Awards And Nominations
In 2014, Runtown won Best Collaboration of The Year at Nigeria Entertainment Awards
He was nominated for Next Rated Act at 2014 Headeis.
He was nominated for Best Pop Artiste at 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
Runtown was nominated for Artiste of The Year at 2015 City People Entertainment Awards