List of 80 best and lucrative skills you can learn in Nigeria

In Nigeria today and the world at large, self employment is the highest employer of labour. The trend is growing everyday and will keep growing as people gets frustrated everyday by their employers with poor working conditions and low wages for their daily hard work.


People are desperately looking for better alternatives and acquiring a skill or set of skills is the best way to achieving self reliance and financial independence.


Skills otherwise known as hand work is the most important thing to acquire to guarantee steady means of income.

Some people are born with certain skills while others struggle to learn them. A saying has it that if you can do something very well don’t do it for free. Whether you paid or didn’t pay to acquire any skill, monetize it and you will be surprised at where it may take you.


Skills and handwork to learn in Nigeria are many for male, female, young, old, educated and uneducated.


Everyday people look for trending and most lucrative skills to acquire in Nigeria so We compiled this list of 150 skills to learn in Nigeria as an overview. You may also checkout our special categorized list of links below the post.


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List of 150 skills for male and female in Nigeria.

1. Tailoring

2. Phone repairs

3. Playing music instruments

4. Laptop repairs

5. Carpentry

6. Driving

7. Masonry

8. Brick laying

9. Web design

10. Phone Application development

11. Software programming

12. Massaging

13. Snacks baking

14. Cake making

15. Hair dressing

16. Manicure

17. Vehicle mechanic

19. Generator mechanic

20. Music production

21. Video editing

22. Graphic design

23. Graphic art

24. Dancing

25. Singing

26. Football or any other sports

27. Weightlifting or any other gymnastics

28. Sprinting or any other athletics

29. Welding

30. Pop ceiling installation

31. Solar installation

32. CCTV installation

33. Street light installation

34. Automatic gate installation

35. Electrical equipment installation and maintenance



36. Plumbing

37. Ice cream making

38. Cooking

39. Writing

40. Public speaking

41. Canoeing

42. Swimming

43. Typing

45. frying of nuts and cereals – Groundnut, pop corn Etc

46. Building art work

47. Building Painting

48. Vehicle paint spraying

49. Vulcanizing

50. Television repairs

51. Radio repairs

52. Telecommunication mast installation and maintenance

53. Truck driving

54. Caterpillar driving

55. Event location decoration

56. Photography


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57. Costuming

58. Make up artist

59. Hair styling

60. Building plan drawing

61. Iron bending

62. Panel beating

63. Air conditioner installation

64. Teaching

65. Acting

66. caterpillar driving

67. Knitting

68. shoe making and repair

69. boat repairs

70. Boat building

71. Fishing

72. Sports officiating

73. sports coaching

74. interlock stone molding

75. Brick molding

76. interlock stone installing

77. Bead works

78. Wig making

79. computer Applications.

80. Aluminium and glass Works





The list above in undoubtedly not complete yet, there are undeniably numerous other lucrative skills for men and women to acquire in Nigeria not represented. however you can make a decent living out of any of those we mention if you are dedicated and serious about it.


If you know any more skill or handwork that should be in this list kindly share in the comment section. share this to your friends.

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8 thoughts on “List of 80 best and lucrative skills you can learn in Nigeria

  1. Thanks very much for this great article, in fact I am very lucky to see this write up , i was trying to dive in to Fashion designing before but , now am trying to pick Barbing from this list , thanks so much.

  2. Thanks so much have chosen my own which is a bricks laying business is a profitable and very marketable job

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