Make Money Online

Internet Usage in Nigeria

Before we can talk about how to make money online, we have to first take inventory on how we are currently using the internet in Nigeria.

The featured image for this post is a barchart from Statista that shows the projected number of internet users in Nigeria.

The accuracy of the chart is shown to be acceptable as the data released by the NCC confirms this.

Top Websites in Nigeria

Alexa collates the top websites in Nigeria. Data doesn’t lie.

Google is our number one website in Nigeria which is hardly surprising as it serves as an aggregator.

After that, the websites can be categorized into the following:

  • Gambling
  • Entertainment
  • Social Media
  • Education
  • News
  • eCommerce
  • FinTech

Gambling websites are predominant in this list.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Nigeria is the poverty capital of the world.

Notable on this list is the eCommerce and freelancing platforms that have taken hold in Nigeria.

What Does the Future Hold?

No one knows tomorrow.

As the economy worsens and confidence in the current administration declines, Nigerians will continue to seek methods to make money online.


At the end of the last decade, the payments would be our greatest achievement.

This means that the infrastructure necessary to make money online now exists in the country.

Consider how you use the internet and how you can use the internet usage in Nigeria to your advantage.

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