Nigerian artiste, Runtown will be interviewed on the upcoming episode of Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio With Cuppy.
He will talk about his new song ‘If E Happen for Lagos’ which he says is “a Nigerian story, with emphasis on the ills of the society, politics and a way of life that is not suitable for the common man.”
He also shares why hit single ‘Mad Over You,’ was a gift and a curse, potentially launching a new fashion line this year, why he wants to make timeless music and his new album coming in February.
Runtown on why his music is becoming more conscious
“If you notice for my newer releases, if you really pay attention to this, I had to go deeper in the message. I had to be more conscious in the music. Not just conscious in a borrowing way, conscious in a way you’re turning up the act, you’re remembering, all right, you got signed.”
Runtown on why “Mad Over You” was a gift and a curse
“ ‘Mad Over You,’ it’s really that song as a gift and a curse at the same time. It’s that song that just changed everything, not just for me, but for the whole industry. So you now have to not necessarily live up to that, but a lot of people expect you to have another ‘Mad Over You.’ You know me very well. I love being diverse with the sound, but ‘Mad Over You’ taught me a lesson.”
“Most of the songs I dropped then didn’t make it to any album. So it taught me that I needed to focus on a body of work. So that’s why I kind of paused then I dropped ‘Tradition,’ the body of work. So this body of works that are very, very, very key in your career is a story.”