Coronavirus: Runtown Promises N10 Million to Fans
By Dipo Omoware
Everybody wants a piece of Nigerian musician Runtown but it’s definitely not for his music. The singer of the ‘Mad Over You’ hit tweeted he would be “giving out 10 million naira” because “times are tough.”
He’s asked fans and anyone who cares to drop their account details and many have been sliding into the timeline.
hope EVERYONE IS STAYING SAFE. TIMES ARE EXTREMELY TOUGH AND I AM CERTAIN THERE ARE PEOPLE WITH NO MONEY TO STOCK UP ON SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS . WILL BE GIVING OUT 10 MILLION NAIRA TO THIS CAUSE. KINDLY DROP YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS— Runtown (@iRuntown) March 25, 2020
He's however asked that those who “have other means to sustain themselves” not to be part of the cash galore.
NOTE: OBVIOUSLY 10 MILLION NAIRA WOULD NOT GO ROUND, SO IF YOU HAVE OTHER MEANS TO SUSTAIN YOURSELF, RESPECTFULLY DON’T SEND IN YOUR ACCOUNT https://t.co/JXsrQ1Wy26— Runtown (@iRuntown) March 25, 2020
Judging from the tweets on his timeline and screenshots from fans, it seems the musician has been disbursing in sums of N20,000.
— Professor 🇳🇬 (@_deedestiny) March 25, 2020
OMG I just got an alert 😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️— Anthony 🎖️🏅 (@Tonychukson) March 25, 2020
I love you @iRuntown
— Ngonadi onyinyechi (@onyingonadi) March 25, 2020
The reaction and banter following his tweet has also been interesting to say the least.
A whole Sonwo Olu is begging lagosians for money, you’re now saying you’re surprised that I dropped my account details under Runtown’s tweet...— Engineer Tolu Tezzy_ 💧 (@tolutezzy_) March 25, 2020
I Dey drop Account details under Runtown and Peruzzi tweets. Age is just a number please let Rema come and do giveaway to let me drop Aza. One go surely click— DREYLO. (@RealDreylo) March 25, 2020
Some have even come forward to suggest how he could spend the money effectively.
I suggest Runtown shares part of the 10million to people offline too but I understand how stressful that can be. So if anyone online is a beneficiary, he or she should try to give a token to his or her neighbor who also need funds. We will survive this.— Tife🌚 (@Tife_fabunmi) March 25, 2020
God bless us all🙏❤️
And some are still waiting for the ‘Sound god’ to get to them
I don send my account details like 44 times give Runtown.— Calabar olodo 💰 (@_Djolodo) March 25, 2020
68 times for perruzi
10 times give volx
People just dey receive alerts upandan.
Dear Runtown and peruzzi— OMOTAYO Of Lagos 🇳🇬 (@Tee_Classiquem1) March 25, 2020
I don drop account number hand don dey pain me, this Work at home policy no dey favor me at all, kindly extend your generosity to this angle, Eshanu mi 🙏.
0050043551 Sterling bank.
Signed by me. pic.twitter.com/7WHawgpdMM