Hot selling products in Nigeria 2021 for small businesses

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Since the pandemic hit Nigeria in 2020, more people have engaged in buying and selling products in Nigeria as a side income. Running a successful small business under the buying and selling motto requires selling fast-moving and hot products.

In 2020 one of the hottest selling products in Nigeria was face mask, hand sanitizer, and temperature equipment. Time has changed, people are looking to move away from the pandemic, and that creates a chance to sell and market hot products.

Chances are if you are reading this article, you are looking for products to investing in and resell. Buying products from China and reselling in Nigeria is usually the best option as Chinese suppliers provide cheap prices. So here are the hot selling products in Nigeria for 2021:

USB Flash Drive

USB flash drive has always been a hot product in Nigeria. It’s a necessity for students, workers, and everyone looking to save a document. USB flash drives can be sold as retail for small businesses.

It’s a product that can be sold by students to make money. The best source to getting an original flash drive that cheap is on Alibaba or Aliexpress.

Read Now: Why are things so cheap on Alibaba?

External Hard Drive

The external hard drive is a hot selling product in today’s Nigeria. There are lots of UI/UX designers, graphic designers, animators, and movie watches who need lots of digital space to store files. Also, external hard disks are quite expensive so to make it a profitable item, it’s necessary to get it cheap.

Finding a trusted supplier via Alibaba is important into to turn an external hard drive into a business.


Original human hair and wigs are some of the hottest selling products in Nigeria right now. Just with every other product on this list, human hairs and wigs are imported from either China or Malaysia. But getting into hair business in Nigeria requires having the proper knowledge to be able to identify original from fake. It’s important to go into the market and learn about the human hair trade before venturing into the business to avoid unwarranted losses.

An alternative version of Airpod (A cheaper brand than Apple)

Technology has advanced with style, back in the day the Bluetooth headset was Samsung Level-U, Beats by Dre stereo headphone. Ever since Apple launched the Airpods in 2016, it has changed the way Bluetooth headphones are made and designed. In Nigeria due to the expensive price of Apple AirPods, more people are looking for a similar device that provides similar futures.

There are multiple alternative version to Airpod that can be gotten from China that provides similar features to Airpod and with durability,

Kids Clothing & Shoes

Kids’ clothing and shoes are always in demand in Nigeria for obvious reasons. It’s an untapped business idea in Nigeria. It’s all about getting the trending designs with cartoon features on the items of clothing and shoes.

Marking for kids wears and shoes can be done via Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. It would take some time to build a customer base but once built, it turns into mone!

Phone Accessories

Phone accessories are hot selling products, especially among students. Since universities are back to being open, phone chargers, USB cables, earpieces, charger heads, and other accessories are needed now than ever.

Female Fashion Accessories

It’s no secret that the biggest gender that spends money on fashion in Nigeria is women. Hence, it’s important to patronize selling female fashion accessories due to the profit and the demand. Female fashion accessories range from sandals, shoes, bangles, bags, anklets, earrings, nose rings, and more.

In conclusion, find a product that you can sell with ease and invest in it. It’s important to note that the best business practice in Nigeria when it comes to reselling is to buy cheap and selling high. The best place to buy from is China because of the prices.

Egbo Munachi is a mechatronics engineer and owner of the Chincotonaija online shop. Likes include gaming, watching tv series, ping-pong, and programming.

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