21 fun and exciting hobbies for Nigerian ladies

fun and exciting hobbies for young ladies in Nigeria

Being bored and restless is something natural for everyone, including ladies and girls. However, you can ease yourself with some fun and exciting activities, which can be a hobby.

So Beautiful Damsel, do mind telling some of your hobbies? I would really love to read them in the comment section.

And perhaps you don’t have one, or you are looking forward to learning some interesting hobbies. I have got many interesting hobbies for my beautiful Nigerian young ladies. Please read on.

But wait, why do you need a hobby?

Why do you need a hobby as a lady?

Trust me, we all need one or two hobbies: even three, four, or five like myself. My hobbies are reading, writing, listening to music, dancing, cooking, and hundreds of others. Winks!

As a young lady, you will likely start feeling withdraw from your family and friends. Or even unhappy for no particular reasons.

Sorry, Darling, English, call it “restlessness.” Yeah, it is natural. You can also start having feelings for young boys and men and even have normal boyfriend issues.


The whole point is craving for things totally unknown to you… I love to call that thing monkey – monkey around your head. And one of the best solutions to it is picking up some friendly hobbies to engage yourself.

That thing is a life safer – from that mokey that picks your brain. And guess a great solution is a subtle hobby.

What is a hobby?

Hobbies are activities that one enjoys doing continuously during one’s free time.

So pretty face, what do you enjoy doing at most?

What gives you joy and happiness when you are doing it?

What’s that particular thing you have a niche for that you can do perfectly as a lady.


I love you so much that I have listed the best 21 exiting hobbies as a pretty young lady in Nigeria. Please read along with me.


21 fun and exciting hobbies for ladies in Nigeria

  1. Singing

Singing is an art of vocalizing. In other words, an act of using one’s voice to produce sounds or tunes.

Singing is a nice thing if you have a sweet voice. But that does not mean someone with an average song cannot sing too.

Many female artists in Nigeria started their singing career just as a mere hobby and grew to the level of a superstar! There are different vocal types ranging from soprano, alto, tenor, bass, etc.

You can as well write songs during your leisure time. Trust me; it’s exciting and fun.


  1. Phone Photography

Mobile technology is now so advanced that you don’t need a professional camera to take dope pictures!

You can take a picture of the beautiful landscape in your environment, vehicle, or even a nice gown you admire.

You can also dress up and pose for different shots, either as selfies, portraits, or any other phototype. This is really fun and lovely – that you will feel like a runaway model or a celebrity, LOL.


  1. Reading novels

Lady with readig hobby
Her hobby is reading

Reading is surprisingly a delightful hobby for a Nigerian lady. You can read different kinds of books and literature, including novels, poems, plays, etc.

Novels can range from romantic to thriller, horror, paranormal, sci-fi, etc.

Books are fantastic for keeping yourself inform and form. And also another way to wipe away the time.

You can read many excellent author books like Nora Robert, Danielle Steele, Jane Austen, Chimamanda Adiche, etc.


  1. Writing

Writing is a pleasurable activity you can do in your free time, especially if you a reader. It helps you retain the things you’ve read.

Moreover, penning things down enables you to create better pictures of the imaginaries in your head.

You can write poems, short stories, articles, essays, and so on. You can even start a blog or consider joining the insight’s writer’s community.

It goes a long way in building yourself and your talent. Who knows, maybe you are our next Chimamanda Adichie!


  1. Makeup

Making up can really be an exciting thing to do in your free time.

If you enjoy looking beautiful and “laddish,” you can always do some makeup on your face.

Get yourself a makeup brush, concealer, foundation, lipstick, lip gloss, powder, mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadows, and so on and do some creativity to your face. You can also learn some makeup techniques on YouTube.


  1. Dancing

Dancing is one of the most exciting and pleasurable hobbies for ladies ever. It involves moving your body sequence, including your legs, hand, head, etc.

Often time, dancing involves some interesting music. Dancing can ease your mind and make you feel less worried because it is a form of exercise.

So beautiful princess, next time you feel unease or bored, don’t hesitate to turn the music and wear your dancing shoes. I won’t mind joining you on the dancing deck if you invite me. LOL.


  1. Cloth Styling

Cloth styling is productive and, at the same time, exciting activity to do in your free time.

It is the art of styling your clothes into unique and different forms.

You can spend your spare time trying to style old outfits into another inventive dress. It’s a very creative and fun hobby as well.


  1. Fashion designing

Fashion designing is quite different from cloth styling.

In contrast, cloth styling is just about transforming an outfit to another.

More like fashion designing! It’s about making something creative with fabrics.


  1. Internet Surfing

We are in a digital age. You can kill your boredom by surfing the net. You can join social media platforms like Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Ticktok, etc.,

and even gain some popularity.

All it takes is consistent posting and some promotional packages. You can also learn how to do one or two things on Google and YouTube. Yeah, DIY – Do It Yourself!


  1. Play online games

There are several online and offline games you can play whenever you are bored.

You can play phone games like Candy Crush, Piano Tiles, Colour Road, Cooking Fever, and several others.

Playing games helps to get distracted from those unknown monkeys and, at the same time, keeps the brain active.


  1. Cooking/Baking

As a Nigerian lady, cooking can be a lovely hobby if you develop an interest in it. Same with baking too. It creates a way for creativity and craft.

You can bake cakes, meat pies, scrambled eggs, etc. In fact, one of the best ways to kill time is to cook.

So next time, when you don’t know what to do with your spare time, you can try out a new recipe. It will be fun, trust me.


  1. Play board games

Beautiful playing cheese
Beautiful playing cheese

Board games are games of strategies and chances. They are specially designed on boards and often played by two, three, four players.

One of the beauty things about board games is it create more connection between you and your friends and family.

You can play exciting games like monopoly, scrabbles, Chess, Ludo, WHOT, etc.


  1. Listening to music

Music is a series of songs with melody. It usually conveys a mood. That is, the music you listen to depends on your mood. According to the report, listening to music can also be therapeutic when you are down.

You can listen to any range of music, from hip hop, Afro beats, R’n’B, Blues, Reggae, Pop music to even highlife or Afro-juju.

You can choose to dance to the music or simply lie down and enjoy the melody of the song. You can also listen to music while working.

Or Better still, sing along with it. Music is filled with genuine glee and happiness!


  1. Playing musical instruments

If you are a big fan of pleasant sounds like me, then learning how to play a musical instrument might be a hobby for you.

You can learn a musical instrument like a saxophone, piano, guitar, trumpet, flute, drum, violin, etc.

Though it requires a lot of concentration and effort, playing musical instruments is entertaining. Plus, you can quickly adapt the knowledge you already have on one to another.


  1. Swimming

Swimming is an outdoor activity you can add to your hobbies as a young lady. You can go along or hang along with friends.

You can go try out the swimming pools around your area. And supposedly you don’t like it, feel free to go elsewhere…

Swimming has been revealed to relieve stress, build muscle strength as well as cardiovascular fitness.


  1. Watching movies

Yes, watching movies is also a hobby! There are so many movies to watch, ranging from action, romance, anime, thriller, and so on.

Watching movies is a perfect hobby for a lady to wipe away the time. You can be so engrossed in a series from morning till night.

Watching movies is not just for entertainment, but also expose you to many new things.

I learned some bad-ass defense moves in movies! Therefore, when next you feel bored and don’t feel like doing anything, pick up a film and watch.


  1. Cycling

Her hobby is cycling
image source: racerBMX

Riding a bicycle is not only a male thing; girls and young ladies can do it too. Though a little quite vigorous, cycling is one of the most recreating hobbies.

It is also a sport that decreases stress levels. It makes you physically and mentally fit.

Furthermore, it reduces the body’s fat level and strengthens the bones. That is, you are not just having fun, but also burning some fats and getting stronger. Isn’t that amazing?


  1. Decorations

This is an act of adorning something, ornamentation. Decorating things can also be a hobby. You can decorate your room, your house in general during your spare time.

Decorating the home adds sparks to it and makes it more beautiful. You don’t even need the most expensive artworks to illustrate; you can do well with ones you have around you.

You just have to be creative and put it into innovation.


  1. Start a Vlog

One of the trending things people do now is Vlog. A vlog is simply a weblog using video as a presentation. It’s just like writing a blog, but in this case, you will be speaking. i.e., video blog.

Suppose you are the expressive type that enjoys talking and addressing some issues, maybe talking about lifestyle or entertainment. You can sure start a Vlog and post during your spare time.

You will likely get more viewers and followers if you are know how to engage your audience.
Along with some funny words to keep your audience engaged.

You don’t need many tools to startups; a phone or digital camera will sure go a long way to give you the magic! (the phone camera has to clear though).

You can get a professional camera later on.


  1. Listening to Podcast

A podcast is an audio program produced regularly. It is usually delivered over the Internet in a compressed digital format and is designed for playback on computers or portable digital audio players.

Usual podcasts are educating and entertaining. While some talk about religion and morality.

Listening to podcasts can be exquisite as a lady. Many podcasts give a soothing vibe or a calming effect. Some podcasters voice is so soothing that you will always want to listen to more of their speeches.


  1. Bead making

Beads making is fun and exciting. It helps you explore your creativity and craftiness as a lady. You can make different things with beads like bags, pencil holder, purse, necklaces, wrist chain, waist bead, anklet beads, etc.

You can also try out different beads design and styles. And guess what? It will turn out amazing. You can learn more about bead-making, even on YouTube.


All the hobbies mentioned above are not only fun and exciting but can also fetch you some money.

All it requires is extra effort and knowledge, and you are on the path of making money off your hobbies.

So pretty face, next time you feel bored and don’t know what to do. Feel free to explore any of these exciting hobbies and activities.

You can as well invite your friends, including myself. Lol.


Don’t forget to tell me some of your hobbies in the comment section.

You can also tell me why you love it, I will really love to read it.




About Author

Mariam Obaijoko
Sociologist, writer, historian, and activist; Mariam Obaijoko is the author of Ashabi and Campus Lovers (one of Unilorin Best Fiction Of 2019). Now a full-time writer, she has published several articles and write-ups on social issues, feminism, lifestyles, and many others.

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