Revealed! Why Runtown Apologised To Former Label Boss

Douglas Jack Agu, aka Runtown, might have been forced to offer a public apology to his former record label boss, Dilly.

Pearl Emmanuel

Douglas Jack Agu, known by his stage moniker, Runtown, was signed to Eric Many Entertainment, owned by car dealer and businessman, Okwudili Umenyiora, also Dilly.

In the last two years, the two have made the court house their second home, with Eric Many suing Runtown for breach of contract and asking for a fine in millons.

Many do not know that Runtown and Phyno's relationship runs deeper than collaborations. The two friends relocated from Enugu to Lagos in search of greener pastures. Shortly after, they formed Penthauze and released some singles which did fine, but Runtown wanted to expand and play in the big leagues.

Although Phyno strongly advised against it, Runtown signed a contract with another record label.

A mutual friend introduced him to Dilly at his son's birthday and they started talking about signing contracts. After the back-and-forth, Runtown joined Dilly's entertainment company and his sanity took a nosedive.

Sources claim that Dilly tried to stifle the singer's creativity, use him as a cash cow, and trick him into signing contract extensions before suing the singer to court for refusing to dance to his tunes.

Since 2016, Runtown has had his fair share of legal battles with Eric Many who accused him of breach of contract. While the court case lingered, Runtown's career continued to bleed and his finances suffered tremendously.

The singer, who is said to be reserved and private, is ready to rebuild his career and has apologised to his former label boss for breaching their terms of agreement. He explained that it came from a place of hurt.

Neither Dilly nor his management has responded to this. But Runtown might have been forced to publicly issue the statement after allegedly receiving multiple threats from his former label boss.

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