Need help in Igbo


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(Please, move this thread in the proper section if I'm wrong).

I need some help translating these two terms: "Aham" and "Mama".
You'd think that "Mama" is self-explanatory but the english/igbo movie I work on suggests otherwise or it's just confusing to me.

Male protagonist, the son,
His mother (confirmed),
An elderly lady, I assume male protagonist's grandmother (definitely related to him).

Mother of male protagonist calls him "Aham".
Male protagonist, his mother and his uncle, all call the elderly lady "Mama". (Male protagonist and uncle are blood related).

1) What does "Aham" mean? "Sweety", "My love", what?
2) Does "Mama" mean "Nana" in Igbo?
3) Is there a chance "Mama" is a name? Like Helen or something.

Thank you.
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