MamaG stands for Mother General, she is the mother of all at the Flyover Market. MamaG is Ibibio, born in the rural Etinan and moved to Port Harcourt after marriage in search for better life opportunities. For more than a decade, from Sunday to Sunday, she sets up her stall at 7am and doesn’t stop for a second. Clients are constantly coming to buy drinks and to make deposits in the money pool she manages. Every transaction is carefully accounted by hand in her small notebook. They call this type of collective loan/savings system akao. It’s a business model based on trust among peers, which allows people to access larger sums of money than they would otherwise be able to. It’s apparent that MamaG is incredibly respected and trusted to have this responsibility. She is a real business woman, an akao-woman.