The Aluu 4 was a necklace lynching that involved four young men, Ugonna Obuzor, Toku Lloyd, Chiadika Biringa, and Tekena Elkanah, all students of the University of Port Harcourt. They were all lynched after they were falsely accused of theft in Aluu, a community in Ikwerre local government area, Rivers State, Nigeria on 5 October 2012. M.I. Abaga wrote Ashes in response to this tragedy.
BLACK AND WHITE is a song about us - human beings with all the hatred that has turned against all humanity for centuries. Civilized as we are but still dwelling on racism. God created us all with love and so beautifully without seeing any colour but embracing colour as his creation. The song is calling on all human beings to stop this mentality that is tearing us up - and our beautiful planet - from generation to generation.