Douglas Jack Agu, better known as Runtown, is a Nigerian Afrobeats artist who began releasing music in 2007 and gained global fame in the mid-2010s.
∙ After spending years under the radar, Runtown released his career-making single, 2014’s “Gallardo (feat. Davido),” which won Best Collaboration honors at that year’s Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
∙ Ghetto University, his debut LP, arrived in 2015 and featured such A-list collaborators as DJ Khaled and Wizkid.
∙ He earned his first global hit with the 2016 single “Mad Over You,” which reached the Top 40 of the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart.
∙ The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards named him African Artiste of the Year in 2017.
∙ An in-demand feature artist, Runtown teamed with Akon on Demarco’s best-selling 2017 single, “No Wahala,” and duetted with Tinashe on Yellow Claw’s 2020 song “Lie To Me.”