Douglas Jack Agu known by his stage name Runtown, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer who caught the attention of the world with his diverse musical style mix of hip-hop, R&B, reggae and rap. He is currently the first Nigerian artist to top the charts in 20 countries!
Along with the other impressive accolades under his belt, it’s interesting to know that the talented artist has a degree in fashion management. When asked how that influences his music he said: It’s a really key element as I believe visuals are quite as important as sound. And I also just like to look fly.
Runtown’s music and style are relatable by millennials which form a greater part of his loyal following.
How His Music Has Evolved Over Time
It has definitely evolved as I continue to experience new cultures and hear new sounds. I’m always looking to test new sounds however not lose my original African vibe. The plan has always been to share our African sound/vibes with the world.
His Favourite Artists When Growing Up
Fela Kuti, Kanye, Bob Marley, WuTang.
His Favourite Designers Now
Raf Simons, I.N Official, Balenciaga and Rick Owens.
Favourite Things to Do In Lagos
Go with friends to the Ilashe beach resort and get dinner at Nok By Alara afterwards.
Advice For Creatives
Stay true to God, yourself and your craft. Nothing is impossible.
Read the full interview on www.hungertv.com.
Photographer: Noa Grayevsky
Styling: Christopher Pearson
Additional styling: Ifeanyi Nwune
Production: Carolin Ramsauer
Retouching: Amanda Unger
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