Top 10 Most Lucrative Handworks In Nigeria (2023)

This article is about the top 10 most lucrative handworks in Nigeria currently in this year 2023. You might have asked someone or someone might have asked you which handwork is profitable in Nigeria? Especially if you all are looking at venturing into setting up a skilled business that can generate you a respectable income after every job done for a client/customer, well, look no further as Nigerian Guide will provide the answers to your questions in a moment.

Most Lucrative Handworks In Nigeria

These profitable businesses that you can venture in and make cool money from are very much enjoyable if any of them is your passion. These businesses are especially for people who have the entrepreneurial spirit, the zeal and the consistency to go all the way to build something from the scratch, kindly take note and ensure that you are willing to go all the way before venturing into any one of them. That said, let us proceed to list and discuss the leading most profitable handworks in Nigeria today.


The following are the 10 most lucrative handworks in Nigeria currently in this year 2023 in no particular order:


The tailoring or fashion designing business is a very popular business that many Nigerians can venture into and make a decent living out of. It ranks currently as one of the best and most popular, as well as one of the most profitable handworks in Nigeria today. Many people who are exceptionally good in their craft experience a high volume of customer turnout all year round, and are most especially busy during the festive period, and this translates to generating a lot of money simply because one person dedicated their time to learn this handwork.

Many people have gone on to establish some of the best fashion schools in Nigeria today and have taken tailoring to a whole new level by becoming nationally and internationally recognised as the best fashion designers in Nigeria. If you dedicate the time and effort to learning all there is to learn about your craft, you will become very sort after with the passage of time especially when you know what you are doing.


Website design is also one of the most lucrative handworks that many Nigerians are now taking very seriously and it has a high rate of paying cool money to the person who is skilled at it. This very profitable handwork/business in Nigeria enables the person skilled at it to create blogs and websites for clients and charge really good fees for their services. A very good web developer is an asset and is very sort after because of the quality of their works. They can also serve as webmasters for their clients who have no technical knowledge of how their website backend works and this can attract additional fees from the web designers.


Graphic design is yet another one of the most lucrative or profitable handwork in Nigeria that you can venture into and make really good money from. Many modern graphic designers have evolved from creating visuals by hand to being highly skilled at using computer softwares to create imagery that communicates various ideas. Many top companies and brands need the expertise of graphic designers to create visual content for advertising purposes and this in turn puts the graphic designer in a favourable condition to charge any company the amount that he or she feels that their skills are worth.


Automobile repair is often looked down on as a dirty job and the people skilled in this type of profitable handwork in Nigeria are referred to as mechanics. The beautiful thing about this “dirty job” is that it really pays! A mechanic is a valuable asset to the society and they evolve as the times change and new vehicle models are pushed into the market. If you take your time to visit any mechanic village you know in Nigeria, especially in Lagos State and see the types of car models these guys repair on a daily basis or you hear the amounts they charge for their services, you will never look down on the people with this particular handwork as their profession is really, very profitable.


The people involved in this profitable handwork are known as electricians and they are very sort after. If you want to become an electrician, especially when you know that you are very good at repairing electrical works, by all means do, and be serious about learning all you need to learn during your apprenticeship. Electricians make money from different clients that constantly call them for one maintenance or repair work or the other.

Electrical repairs involve a wide variety of services, ranging from major installation, or rewiring of homes, to changing over a broken socket or breaker. It is often a difficult task to diagnose a particular electrical issue at home without the help of a trained electrician. If you have this skill as a handwork, do not joke with it as it is very lucrative and can net you a respectable figure every week.


Learning how to barb is as simple as it gets. This particular handwork is very profitable and rakes in a lot of money per week. After all, people shave their heads every day and are always willing to pay a reasonable amount for it, so your competence is acceptable. Although the profitability of hair barbing is determined by your area, even so, it is still one of the best handworks in Nigeria today.


Hair dressers or hair stylists as many people love to call them, like barbers, make enough money on a daily basis. Ladies nowadays are willing to pay to learn how to make a woman’s hair look beautiful. It is a lucrative handwork for a lady to venture into, something similar to hair barbing.


The in thing among many Nigerians, especially females is to learn how to bake and be very good at it. Baking business is really profitable and those who are very good at this handwork smile to the bank almost always as people consume confectionery everyday, add to that the number of parties and functions every week in Nigeria and you will know for sure that this handwork is lucrative indeed and not to be taken lightly; if on top of that, you have culinary skills, you are the boss of your own destiny. Do you have interest in baking? Then acquire the knowledge required to start up, and in a few years, you will be very sort after as long as you are very good at what you do.


Makeup is a useful skill for people to learn. If you want to be a makeup artist, you can master the craft depending on the duration set by the makeup schools you are willing to attend, and once you become really good at this craft, you can then proceed to open your own business. Many women and men, yes you heard me, men! spend really good money to look attractive, it is your job to make sure they always come back or refer you once you give them that midas touch. This handwork is very lucrative if you are really good at it.


You may make a consistent income from photography if you have steady hands and an eye for the camera. On a daily basis, events and ceremonies take place in Nigeria, and a photographer is frequently required. As a result, it is one the best and most profitable handworks for men and women in the country.


Last but not the least on our list is phone repair. It is a great handwork you can also learn to do and earn a decent living with in the country today. Many people in Nigeria use mobile phones, and when these phones become faulty, it is the duty of a phone repairer to fix them; and if you have this as a skill, you are sure to earn really nicely per day depending on the fault peculiar to the particular phone you are repairing. Many phone repairers charge based on brand name and with this, they can smile to the bank.

Other worthy mentions include:

  • House Painting
  • Welding
  • Generator Repairs
  • Interior and Exterior Decoration
  • Computer Repairs, etc.

The Author

Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and the Editor-in-Chief at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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