Runtown Biography, Career, Relationship, Net Worth & Age

Runtown is a popular songwriter and musician in Nigeria. He was born on August 19, 1989, in Nigeria (he is currently 33 years old); his birth name is Douglas Jack Agu; and he has been one of the most popular musician in Nigeria.

Profile Summary

Birth Name

Douglas Jack Agu


Runtown, Soundgod

Date of Birth

August 19, 1989



Record label

Soundgod Music Group










2010 – Present

Net worth (2023)

$2 million – $3 million

Runtown Biography

Douglas Jack Agu, known professionally as Runtown, was born on August 19, 1989, in Enugu, Nigeria. He lost his father at an early age and spent part of his life in Lagos and Abuja.

Runtown is a singer, songwriter, and producer known for his diverse musical style, blending rap, hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. He attended St. Augustine’s Seminary in Abuja and later studied fashion management in New York City.

He recently released an album titled “Signs” in 2022, and he didn’t feature any other artists in this album’s song list.

Soundgod Fest, Vol. 1

Runtown Career and Achievements

Runtown started his music career by collaborating with artists like J-Martins and Timaya after moving to Lagos from Enugu in 2007.

In 2008, he formed a record label called Penthauz with Phyno and released his first two singles: “Party Like It’s 1980” and “Activity Pikin.”

He gained fame in the industry with his hit single “Gallardo,” featuring Davido, which won the Collaboration of the Year Award at the 2014 Nigerian Entertainment Awards.

Runtown’s first album, featuring top-class artists like DJ Khaled, Phyno, Wizkid, Uhuru, and Anatii, generated over 35 million in revenue on MTN Music Plus, making him one of Nigeria’s “Top 5 Most Streamed Artists.”

He also released successful singles, “Mad Over You” and “For You,” in 2016. He has been endorsed by many companies, including Adidas and Telcos.

Runtown Albums

  • Tradition EP
  • Soundgod Fest, Vol. 1
  • Sound God Fest Reloaded album
  • Ghetto University Album
  • Signs Album 

Signs album

Runtown Signs album song list

This album houses 13 tracks without any features from other artists.

  • Signs
  • Sinnerman
  • Things I know
  • High Spirit
  • Ofe Pami
  • All About You
  • Fences
  • Dangerous Hearts
  • Under Pressure
  • Kini Issue
  • Propaganda
  • Hella Sacrifice
  • Mic Check

Runtown Songs

  • Mad Over You (2016)
  • For You (2016)
  • Signs (2017)
  • Sarki Zaki (2015)
  • My Guyz (2015)
  • Walahi (2015)
  • Ghetto University (2015)
  • Tuwo Shinkafa (2015)
  • Successful  (2015)
  • Things I Know (2022)
  • Na so the Story Go (2015)
  • Tuwo Shinkafa (Moroccan Version) (2015)

Runtown Awards

  • Best Collaboration of the Year, Gallardo Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014
  • African Artiste of the Year, Ghana Music Awards, 2017
  • Best Collaboration of the Year, Soundcity Music MVP Awards, 2017
  • Viewers’ Choice, SoundCity Music MVP Awards, 2017
  • Artists of the Year Award, Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards, 2017. 

Runtown Relationship

Runtown baby mama is Selena Leath, a model, actress, and video vixen. They has a son named Zamor.

Runtown was rumored to be in a relationship with South Sudanese model Adut Akech in July 2021, but there is no verified information on this.

Runtown Controversy

Runtown, the popular Nigerian musician, was embroiled in controversy in 2019 when a US-based woman named Shawn Rene accused him of defrauding her of $124,000.

According to Shawn, she wrote two checks to two different companies, and Runtown cashed them before providing excuses and stories.

She even traveled to Kenya to investigate the matter and found that Runtown’s brother and wife were trying to scam her.

Despite her claims, Runtown denied any involvement and stated that people were using his name for fraudulent activities.

It’s important to note that Shawn provided evidence in the form of screenshots and receipts to support her claims, but Runtown maintained his innocence. 

In 2014, Runtown was caught in another media controversy when he was falsely accused of being the owner of Davido’s hit song “Aye.”

He spoke out against the rumors, stating that he does not sell songs and only writes for himself. He further explained that the claims of selling “Aye” to Davido were completely false, and even Davido would confirm that he did not buy the song from him. 

Runtown Social Handles

You can follow him on Instagram at @runtown for updates on his music and more. 

Runtown’s net worth

Apart from music, Runtown is also an investor in several small businesses in Nigeria, which allows him to support his opulent lifestyle. He has been able to make a lot of money from his career, and his net worth is estimated at $2 million to $3 million in 2023.

Which country is Runtown from?

Runtown is a citizen of Nigeria and currently resides in Lagos State.

How old is Runtown in 2023?

Runtown, popularly known as “Soundgod,” will be 34 years old in 2023. 

Which record label signs Runtown?

Runtown is a former member of Eric Many Entertainment, and he has created his own label, Soundgod Music Group.


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