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Make Your First Million With These 10 High-in-Demand Everyday Commodities

There are 2 easy steps to make your first 10 million naira; Find a commodity one million people need, and (2) sell it to them at N10 each. It is that easy!!

Guys, this is a lot easier when you say it and outline it graphically with statistics, but the truth is you should believe it is possible. The wealthiest people in Nigeria today became wealthy all thanks to this rule they imbibed.

Have you ever wondered why Aliko Dangote decided to sell Sugar, pasta, salt, Noodles and cement? it is because he understands the principle of human needs, I mean basic needs. The man knows you and I can't do without these things.

Though imbibing these same rules may not make you become rich all of a sudden, but in a few years your level must have changed.

Here are some of the items you can take advantage of and start selling. These products are in high demand.

15 High-in-Demand Everyday Commodities in Nigeria

1. Information

There are many things I want to list as number one on this list but information tops them all. You are reading this post because you need information. Knowledge is power, right? This blog exists because I know millions of young Nigerians need information to get out of poverty and become successful. I don’t sell this information but I still make money because I’m able to satisfy people’s appetite for information. The most expensive, high-in-demand commodity on the planet is information. So what information do you possess that people need?


You would agree with me that soaps are an everyday item. Everybody in Nigeria uses soap. Whether it is in solid, liquid or powdered form, soaps have a high demand in every part of Nigeria. They are generally used for washing and for bathing. So if you are looking for a commodity that sells rapidly, soap is definitely one of such commodities.



Power banks provide a means to extend battery life and charge phones while on the go. They come in different capacities and are very portable. Considering the epileptic nature of power supply in most part of the country, many people in Nigeria, particularly the youths, will look for an alternative source of power to charge their mobile phones. You may not produce power banks but you can order some cheaply from aliexpress or alibaba at cheap rates and resell them to people who need them.

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They say ‘never get in between a woman and her hair’. This list would be incomplete without hair extensions. Nigerian ladies love them and are prepared to spend a lot of money on them. Hair extensions and synthetic hair come in different styles and quality ranging from Peruvian hair to Brazilian hair, etc. Ladies love to look good and fashionable resulting in a high demand of hair extensions.


Still on fashion, clothes and shoes are hot commodities in Nigeria. There are different clothes and shoes for men, women and children. Also different occasions will require different outfit. Most people in Nigeria have more than one pair of shoes and many changes of cloths. As the trend in fashion continues to evolve, cloths and shoes will continually be in high demand.


Cooking gas has become very popular in most Nigerian homes. It is considered more economical as compared to kerosene, coupled with the bad electricity supply in the country; people look for relatively cheaper and faster way of preparing their meals. Another advantage of using cooking gas is that the flames produce no smoke, therefore keeping cooking utensils clean and free from sooth stains commonly associated with using kerosene stove. Plus it is clean energy so the environment loves it.

7. Floor Tiles

Floor tiles are the current trend in most Nigerian houses. They are durable, more presentable and come in different styles and design. They are preferred to conventional cement floors. Most houses have upgraded their cement floors to tiled floors, even carpeting of floors have become old-fashioned. The demand of tiled floors in Nigeria is on a constant increase as new houses and government offices will rather opt for them.


Water is probably the most consumed commodity in Nigeria. It should have been first or second on this list but I never said the list was in any particular order 🙂

People need clean, fresh water for many things. A lot of people have made enormous wealth simply by providing people this very basic life necessity. You can still get in on the action.

9. Food

Many items classify as food and they are all very important for survival so I won’t dwell so much on this. Food is always good business whether in its raw, cooked or processed state.

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This is a hot cake for Nigerian women both young and old. Most women will not take a step out of the house without make-up. At least 9 out of 10 girls in Nigeria use make-up, leading to an increasing demand of the commodity.


These include items like memory card, flash drives, headphones, modem, phone screens, external hard drives, the list is endless. These accessories are necessary to improve the satisfaction derived from your computers or phones. They will always be in high demand so long as people use phones and electronic gadgets.


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