9 Side Hustles Nigerians Should Consider

August 12, 2021

Almost everyone has a side hustle in Nigeria. They are a must when you live in a country that is constantly trying to kill you. Here are 10 side hustles that will make living a little easier.

1. Cultural dancer

This job requires skills that not everybody has, it’s not easy to keep people entertained for a long time so if you can’t do that don’t even consider this side hustle in Nigeria. Become a cultural dancer so you can blow off the frustration from working an annoying 9-5. You might not be shaking your ass in a yacht, but you’ll be shaking it where they can spray you money.

2. Family disappointment

It’s not easy to be the family disappointment but someone has to do it. Gather all your siblings and cousins, set up a fee they can pay monthly so that they can finally get that septum piercing or tattoo they want but can’t get until you get one, and their parents can just label you the bad influence. Don’t waste your talent.

You after you get paid.

3. Instagram skit maker

Do you know how much Instagram skit makers earn? A lot, that’s how much. Instead of wasting your time being the unpaid funny friend in your friend group, put your talent to good use. Do your mates have two heads? 

Yes, it is.

4.  Money doubler

There is no glory in scamming people and your destination is hell for sure, but if someone is greedy enough to want to double the small money they have through magic, they deserve whatever they get. If they arrest you sha please don’t mention Zikoko.

5.  Professional clown

If most of your friends have your contact saved as ‘clown’ on their phones, then this job is for you. You are not a stranger to embarrassment and you have since gotten used to it. Fear not, we have a solution. You can accept people’s embarrassment on their behalf for a small fee. Help someone break up with her boyfriend, accept someone’s quit notice on their behalf, small things like that.

6. Professional girlfriend

Or if you want to be posh, you can call yourself an escort. If one of your best qualities is that you are a really good girlfriend even though they still break up with you, you should take this job. You never know, you might even find love but then again… this is Nigeria, you will more likely be kidnapped.

7. Professional sugar baby

This is one of the most lucrative side hustles in Nigeria, and it doesn’t interfere with any other job you have. If you are committed to a life of enjoyment, this is the job for you. Just know that there is no such thing as a sugar baby that doesn’t give sugar.

8. Playlist creator

If you have ever been in a situation where your ex asked you to help them make a playlist for their current partner, first of all, pele.  Secondly, that’s just proof that you have good taste. Rise, don’t let your talent waste, stop making playlists for free.

9. Semo-taster

 This one is a  dangerous Side hustle no one has mastered, but at least when you have food poisoning from eating Semo, you can take several days off work. 


Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

April 14, 2020

Every friend group consists of very different and specific characters — from the parent to the fun one — and it can be a little tough figuring out where you fall. So, we’ve created a quiz that lets you know exactly what kind of friend you are. Take to find out:

November 19, 2019

Regardless of what society has tried to tell us, enjoying sex is not something to be ashamed of. So, in a bid to celebrate our generation’s sexual agency, we’ve created a quiz that will accurately (again, keep your complaints to yourself) infer how many people you’ve spelt with. Try it out: 11 Quizzes For The […]

More from Inside Life

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X