This list of business ideas in Nigeria is made up of authentic business ideas, not just some randomly selected junk businesses, they are time tested, carefully selected, high performing businesses you can stake your hard earned capital on and be sure of making profit. These businesses are up to date and relevant in 2016 and beyond. But before we proceed, I want us to look at some of the vital reasons you must start a business in Nigeria today.
Why You Must Start A Business In Nigeria Now
The reasons why Nigerians are fleeing their own land that is flowing with milk and honey to scavenge in another lands that does not have half of the opportunities we have here is simply difficult to explain. Why would Nigerians leave the massive business opportunities in their land and choose to travel far and wide to slave, leaving the wealth back home for South Africans, Lebanese, Indians, Chinese, even Egyptians to plunder?
Most of the current fastest growing businesses and companies in Nigeria are owned by the foreigners. We want the equation to change, go through the infograph below, see why Nigeria is the Africa’s testing ground for business and begin to take the opportunity.
Now that you are ready to go, click on any of the business ideas and further read the detail about the particular business of interest. And in case you need additional help, you can drop your question or comment under this article or any of the respective articles for further expatiation.
List Of Top 20 Most Lucrative Business Investment Opportunities in Nigeria Today
This is the next revolutionary industry in Nigeria where millionaires are currently being made. Nigerians both home and oversea are beginning to wake up to the huge potentials in Agribusiness, a sector we have been neglecting over the years due to the discovery of oil. Now that the oil is drying up, people are beginning to look into other sectors of the economy to create wealth. Below are some of the farming in Nigeria that are serious making profit for people now:-
2. Sale of Furniture
Buying and selling of Locally make furniture is a goldmine. You don’t need to be a carpenter to do this, just arrange for regular supply from reliable Carpenters while you display and sale in your showroom. It is a very big business in Nigeria as only few can afford the imported designers.
3. Making of Fruit Juice
Nigerians drink fruit juice more than any other people. That’s why companies like La Carcella and Chivita who came into the country as nobody are today making billions of naira annually. This business in capital intensive but if you can afford it, it’s well worth it.
4. Pure Water Production
You know how popular this is in Nigeria and how many that are dispensed daily. Though this business is capital intensive but well worth investing into, especially if you can manage it properly with professionalism.
5. Oil and Gas Business
We are blessed and cursed with huge deposit of oil in our land which presents some of the finest business opportunity for Nigerians and Foreigners. Owning a Petrol Filling Station, Supplying of Diesel, and Distribution of Kerosene are some the areas you can invest easily and make good money for yourself. Petroleum product marketing have been making millions for people and creating millionaires in Nigeria for years.
6. Haulage Services
The cost of taking a truck from one place to the other in Nigeria is between N20,000 to N200,000 per trip. Due to poor rail transport system, most of the Nigerian goods are transported through the road, making haulage business in Nigeria a viable one. Petroleum products haulage and movement of goods from manufacturers and importers are the aspect of haulage in Nigeria that is very lucrative now.
7. Hotel Business
This is probably the coolest money making opportunity in Nigeria. Invest in small scale hotel of just 10 suites and watch as the money flows in. This has nothing to do with tourism boom of any kind; there is just something in Nigerians system that make this business very lucrative – Nigerians are jolly people!
8. Fast Food Eatery
Eatery business is another goldmine though poor management can kill it death! If you wish to go into this business, be sure to get everything right and don’t forget it’s a bit capital intensive and requires good management skills. But if you get everything right, free money is yours.
9. Importation Of Tokunbo Spare Parts
If you are in USA, Germany, or Denmark, this business is especially good for you. Don’t just keep importing exotic cars, gather tokunbo spare parts in containers and ship it down to Nigeria. There is huge market for used (tokunbo) spare parts in Nigeria.
10. Investing in Property
Property appreciate everyday in Nigeria. Right now, Nigeria is one the countries in the world where landed property is most expensive. If you buy land now anywhere in Lagos, you are sure to make 100% profit within two years. You can buy and quickly resell and make profit. Or you buy keep and sell later.
11. Dry Cleaning
Professional dry cleaners at affordable prices are scarce in Nigeria. What we have are professional Dry Cleaners whose service fees are extremely high or mediocre dry cleaners who can never keep with time. Give them cloths today and meet it unwashed after one week. This business is a money maker if you balance it up.
12. Professional Car Wash
This business is good if you can set it up in a strategic location in a place like Lagos where there are good number of cars. You.
13. Sales Of Building Materials
The rate at which new houses are springing up in Nigeria, you get to wonder why many people still complain of housing problem. Investing in building material is a good business in Nigeria. I can count some guys who are making millions almost daily in this business.
14. Transport Business
What we have in this sector of the economy is transport companies badly managed by local chiefs and touts. Invest in this business with good management and you will be wondering what hits you with bags of money. See: How to start a taxi company in Nigeria
School business has no rival among it’s mate. My little kids school fees take away close to a million naira per term just to learn ABC! School business in any level is a serious business in Nigeria that generate millions of naira.
There is no better way to grow the economy than to exporting some of the raw materials that are abundant in the country.
As the Nigeria’s online presence keeps increasing, so is its advertisers. Thousands of businesses in Nigeria are taking their business online to leverage the massive community of Nigerian internet users and market their products. This influx has created another business opportunity in Nigeria for savvy digital marketing experts. You too can setup your own online advertising agency in Nigeria today and make millions.
18. Fashion Business
Nigerian people are probably some of the trendiest people in the world. Fashion designers are becoming millionaires on daily basis in Nigeria, thanks to the revolution in the Nigerian fashion business orchestrated by the boom in the entertainment industry in Nigeria.
You and knows Nigeria is the capital of entertainment in Africa? You also knows Nigeria is the highest consumers of media content in Africa? Now you can see how viable and lucrative media and show biz can be in Nigeria.
This is a new crop of investment opportunity that is creating Billionaires around the world including Nigeria. It is simple. You don’t have to be a Tech person, look for a creative online tech startup with good ideas and invest. Within 1 to 2 years you will be counting your profits in millions.
Our number one goal has been to share business ideas freely and encourage fellow Nigerians to start business of their own. This investment plan is designed for those who really knows how to take advantage of a new opportunity. Don’t let the money sit in the bank for nothing, we can help you make 100% profit on your money.
The most important thing is that you do something with your money. Pick one of these businesses and start today. Keeping your money in the bank where they will use it for business and give you nothing is not wise.