13 Top Skills To learn In Nigeria

Top Skills  To learn On Nigeria

Skills to learn in NIgeria 13 Top Skills To learn In Nigeria

In present Nigeria, the rate of hardship and unemployment is at a high rate, you will need more than just your certificate to strive.

In this article, I will list out the top skills to learn in Nigeria so you won’t get caught up in the high level of unemployment saga.

According to statistics, about 21.7 million Nigerians are unemployed making skill acquisition more necessary than ever.

I will split this list into two(2) which are IT skills and Vocational skills or Handwork just like we call it in Nigeria, now I will differentiate between Vocational and IT skills below.

What are Vocational skills?

According to study.com Vocational skills are practical or firsthand skills that help a person master a trade or a job. Often, vocational skills can be obtained through hands-on experience on the job.

However, these skills may also be obtained at a vocational school. A vocational school, also called a trade school, provides technical education to prepare people for work in a trade, craft, or profession.

What are IT skills?

Information technology skills are abilities, knowledge, and talents related to the use, administration, development, design, architecture, and management of technology.

Now let’s dive into the lists of the top IT skills to learn first, the world is evolving into digital as most transactions and others are done online.

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List of trending IT skills to learn in Nigeria

  • Programming/Coding skill
  • Digital Marketing
  • Video/Photo Editing
  • Graphic design
  • Web design
  • Animation

1) Programming/Coding

Programming or coding is the act of writing a computer language, we have different programming language like Java, C++, Python, PHP, MySQL, Oracle, HTML, etc, these are the top programming languages but these are the most popular ones, Javascript, Python, C++, Ruby and more.

With this skill, you can strive even with the high unemployment rate.

2) Digital Marketing

In the present world most people find it hard to go to a mall or store to get things for themselves they find it easy to place orders online, that is where Digital Marketing comes into play.

What is the meaning of digital marketing?

Digital marketing, also called online marketing, is the promotion of brands to connect with potential customers using the internet and other forms of digital communication. This includes not only email, social media, and web-based advertising, but also text and multimedia messages as a marketing channel.

Now you know the meaning of Digital Marketing, you might want to get the skills because it is a trending skill as there are a lot of e-commerce shops out there.

3) Video Editing

Video editing is the act of manipulating or arrangement of video shots.

Most of the home videos we watch are all edited, these have helped many Nigerians especially online comedians, most of their skits is been edited perfectly, there is some instance where one person plays all characters in a skit, this is the power of good video editing skills.

4) Graphic Design

According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), graphic design is defined as “the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content.” In other terms, graphic design communicates certain ideas or messages in a visual way. These visuals can be as simple as a business logo, or as complex as page layouts on a website.

Many brands need a graphic designer either for Logo or more, if you possess this skill then trust me you cant be unemployed.

5) Web Design

Website design is also similar to programming but a little different because you don’t actually need to know any code to design a website, there are lots of content management systems (CMS) you can use like, WordPress, Joomla, Wix, and more.

Website design has been the most sought skill as most businesses and brands are operating mostly online as I mentioned earlier you don’t need to be a programmer to be able to design a website.

6) Animation

What is Animation? it is the technique of photographing successive drawings or positions of puppets or models to create an illusion of movement when the film is shown as a sequence.

So with Animation skills, you can get yourself some cool cash as a freelancer or worker because there are few people with that skill.

Most Amination is applied to marketing, as most brands use it for an advert, even in movies there are some advanced animations applied to it especially those fictional or superhero movies.

I think that is all on top IT skills to learn, now let’s talk about best vocational skills or handwork to learn.

List of Best Vocational Skills Or Hand Work To Learn In Nigeria

  • Photography
  • Cooking (Chef)
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Car Repairing
  • Fashion designing
  • Hair Styling
  • Electrical Repairing

7) Photography

This is one skill that has been long-existing, this skill will never go out in as much as people keep having events such as birthdays, wedding ceremonies, etc.

They say Pictures keep memories so people will always want to keep memories of some things which are special to them, so long we have events, we will always need a photographer just like fish needs water.

8) Cooking (Chef)

We all know food is most important in an occasion and events, so if you are a good and professional cook then you won’t lack jobs.

9) Makeup Artistry

As you may have it, most girls in Nigeria won’t attend an occasion such as birthday parties, weddings, naming ceremonies, without trying to look beautiful, this is where makeup comes in.

10) Car Repairing

Owning a car in Nigeria is the big deal, everyone ones to own a car but there will be a time the car will breakdown due to wear and tear, so you see why Car repairers are much needed in Nigeria today.

11) Fashion Designing

As you may have is Fashion Design is one of the most sought-after skills in the world not only in Nigeria, You can start small and build your brand by designing for top models and celebrities and showcasing your works at fashion shows across the country.

12) Hair Styling

As much as the beauty industry is concerned Hair Stylist will always be needed, A hairstylist is not just one who makes hair but gives suggestions or recommendations to customers.

You can make a good fortune from hairstyling.

13) Electrician

In our modern world electricity is needed for our day to day activities, most of our home appliances are powered by electricity, at some point these appliances get faulty and needs repair, sometimes it’s not home appliances it might be u rented or build a house you will need electricity, this is where you will need an Electrician.


There are lots of Vocational skills out there, I just highlighted a few of them if you feel some need to be added here you can contact me on the contact page.