Douglas Jack Agu, otherwise known by his stage name ‘Runtown’ was born 19 August 1989. He is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer. He has a diverse musical style mix of hip-hop, R&B, reggae and rap.
Runtown moved to Lagos from Enugu State with Phyno in 2007. As an underground artist, he made collaborations with artists like J-Martins and Timaya. In 2008, he partnered with Phyno to form a record label called Penthauze during which he released his first two singles: ‘Party Like It’s 1980’ and ‘Activity Pikin’. His collaboration with Davido for the song ‘Gallardo’ also brought him more attention and in that same year he appeared on M.I Abaga’s ‘Bullion Van’ alongside Phyno & StormRex. Few months later, he signed a multi-million naira contract with Eric-Manny Entertainment.
On November 4, 2016, Runtown’s released his single ‘Mad Over You’ produced by Del B, Runtown and T-Spize. Described as a love-themed ballad, Mad Over You is a blend of Ghanaian highlife and R&B. It debuted at number 38 on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks chart, marking the singer’s first appearance on the US-based chart.
As of March 2017, Mad Over You has garnered over 2 million streams on the streaming media service Spotify.