Hot selling products in Nigeria 2022 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 2022 one of the hottest selling products in Nigeria was face masks, hand sanitizers, and temperature equipment. Times have 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 invest in and resell. Buying products from China and reselling them in Nigeria is usually the best option as Chinese suppliers provide cheap prices. So here are the hot selling products in Nigeria for 2022:

USB Flash Drive

USB flash drives have 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 at retail for small businesses.

It’s a product that can be sold by students to make money. The best source to get an original flash drive that’s cheap is 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 them a profitable item, it’s necessary to get them cheap.

Finding a trusted supplier via Alibaba is important in turning an external hard drive into a business.


Original human hair and wigs are some of the hottest-selling products in Nigeria right now. With just about every other product on this list, human hair and wigs are imported from either China or Malaysia. But getting into the hair business in Nigeria requires having the proper knowledge to be able to identify the original from the 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 Airpods (A cheaper brand than Apple)

Technology has advanced in style, back in the day the Bluetooth headset was Samsung Level-U, Beats by Dre stereo headphones. 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 versions to Airpods that can be obtained from China that provide similar features to Airpods 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 trending designs with cartoon features on the items of clothing and shoes.

Marking for kids’ wear and shoes can be done via Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. It might take some time to build a customer base, but once made, it turns into money!

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 more 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 sell 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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