PATRICK GABRIEL OKO, popularly known as RUNZ (Realest Underneath the Sun spot with Z representing the Greek Zun the sun god) is a prolific Rapper from Benue State.
He was Born on the 3rd of September and he’s second of 7 (seven) Children, he is also a student at the Benue State University, studying Sociology.
Runz has been working on his talent since he was 15, watching and miming to other musicians on T.V. he later developed his passion for Rap and recorded his first song in 2008. His style of Rap was deeply influenced by the likes of Meek Mill, Jay Z and on the Nigerian scene MI, Ice Prince and Vector.
In 2015 he won the Autoclave Rap battle which was hosted by Autoclave Records in Makurdi (Autoclave the Producer), after he gained the most votes during the online poll. He Recorded the 4 (four) track EP MATTER OF TIME featuring teammates from his co-founded music oriented group Kiral & profit of ICON MUSIC GROUP. This EP was an instant HIT with music lovers in the middle-Belt Region who downloaded it off the internet. So it didn’t come as a surprise when in August he was nominated as the fastest rising Rap Act at the PROFILE AWARD (PAN) 2015.
Runz has performed at several shows within the region opening for Rappers & shows like MI, 2Face, Vector, Jesse jags at shows like mark D Ball & Miss Idoma. His energy on stage is worthy of mention and his deep lyrics and attitude have also been commended. He was listed as the 3rd best Benue Based Artist by www.easygist.com.