Bad Hood Good Market

Where the tarred road ends and gives way to poorly cemented steps leading to our creekside neighbourhood, an informal market has sprung up. Shoppers who never would have stepped foot in this part of town before the governor shut Port Harcourt’s main markets now drive down here to buy their essentials. Fabulous cars jostle for parking space. Martha, Tammy and Grace share their ‘secret market’ stories and discuss how this pandemic has changed the way people talk about and move about the city’s marginalised waterfront communities.

Stark inequality has been a rolling spectacle through this pandemic period.

I helped build our Media Shed and am now a lead technician. I believe that representation must include legal representation, so, after leaving school at 15, I am studying law at UNIPORT.