7 Fun Things to Do While Unemployed in Nigeria

7 Fun Things to Do While Unemployed in Nigeria

Being unemployed is a terrible situation to find yourself in Nigeria as unemployment rises to 33% in the country. No matter the reason, we want you to know that there are fun things to do while unemployed without spending money with a little bit of creativity.

7 Things You Could do Without Spending Money That Will Improve Your Mental Health

1. Picnic With Family and/or Friends

Spending time with family or your friends could expand your lifespan up to 50% according to Dr. Thatcher. Spending time with your family or friends on a picnic should not cost you a lot of money if you plan. Pick a location close by or you can search on Google maps the nearest garden to your house. If you are in Abuja, you can take your family to Jabi Lake or Capital Hub, or Central Park for a picnic. You can bring your utensils, water, and drinks from home.

You can make dessert and bring or cook a dish at home and take it to the picnic. Make sure you keep it simple, don’t frit. Enjoy your picnic and family time, don’t stress yourself. What a better fun way to improve your lifespan without spending money and in the company of loved ones!

2. Looking for Fun Things to Do While Unemployted? Try Photography

If you ever wondered what having a photography skill is like, now is the best time to venture into it. You can write a list of things and places you want to take pictures of and have a brief tour on your own. This will hone your skills without spending money.

Be patient if you want to try photography. You would not want all your pictures looking blurry. Slowing down and being patient is one way to getting, clearer, and better pictures. Choose a specific time in a day to take pictures. Ask your family and friend to criticize your snapshots to explore and have fun. You can use this in the future if you choose photography as your career in the future.

3. Reading is a Fun Act to do While Unemployed

If you enjoyed reading and had little time to read more books in the past, now is the time when you have no job. Reading books is soothing to the mind especially if you can’t afford to buy new books on your own. Reading has several benefits as stated by Heidi Moawad. You can join a book club within your community or read e-books from a different site for free. You can get audiobooks for free or subscribe if you can afford them.

My favorite is Blinkist. If you prefer hard copies, you can read the books from your local library or from a friend’s library. You can also exchange your books for new ones if you can’t afford them in local bookstores. You can buy new ones if it is not out of your budget. Also, you can be a beta reader in one of the freelance sites if you enjoy reading books whenever you decide to earn a living.

4. Do More of Voluntary Service

I know many people will not think of volunteering as a fun thing to do while unemployed. Trust me, it is so much fun! You could make new friends, visit places you could not afford, help put a smile on someone’s face. You could be a change agent as well as develop new skills that could help you in the future when you land a job. Also, you don’t have to be rich to care about the less privileged.

You can offer Pro Bono services to NGOs within your community, give items you longer need to those in need. In addition, give books that you no longer need, offer to help in community outreach. Also, you could join a fundraising project they are always fun.

Make sure that what you are volunteering in is something lively and worth your time. You are adding value to yourself and helping those in need.

5. Learn to Code

Picking up a new skill that is a high-income skill and in demand like coding is one way to enjoy your unemployment. You can teach yourself programming at no cost, start a new career with something you are passionate about.

There are tons of sites to learn coding for free and I happen to love this site the most. Choose the type of coding language you wish to learn, you should read a book or two about coding. As you are learning, try making it practical, build a kid’s toy-like those they learn from a STEM class. Watch YouTube videos, practice with personal projects and reward yourself. Have fun playing with codes using reverse engineering, you will learn. Join a Bootcamp, make new friends, socialize and enjoy your time.

6. Dancing

Losing weight does not come easy when you have no money to pay for gym classes or buy equipment to exercise at home or follow a strict diet. Dancing is a fun way to increase heart rate, blood circulation, improve core muscles while still losing weight. The best part is you do not have to spend a dime! All you need is music to dance to either on your phone or TV and your dancing outfit in the comfort of your room.

7. Engage in Painting

When you are unemployed, you have nothing but time. What better fun things to do while unemployed than painting to your heart’s content! To have fun painting, try focusing and enjoy the process. Don’t look forward to the result. Painting a good piece is all about details. Enjoy each stroke, take your time. Sip your favorite tea or juice while painting. If you are like me, put on your headphones and paint while dancing, let it flow. Remember, you are not trying to please anyone, so take your time to destress. Try painting different art, choose a place and time to paint, and have fun that’s the goal!


No matter the situation you find yourself in while being jobless, it’s always best to have fun things to do while unemployed for your health and sanity. Being unemployed in Nigeria can be a blessing in disguise or a curse when you have responsibilities. Regardless of your situation, know that you can have fun without spending money.

What are the fun things you would do if you are jobless in Nigeria? Kindly leave your comments below and also share with your loved ones let us know what you all think.

Go have fun, ciao!

11 Fun Activities to Do With Friends

11 Fun Activities to Do With Friends

Hello! Planning on fun activities to do with friends besides making funny jokes and talking? This article is for you as I’ll be putting you through a list of fun activities to do with friends, whether you’re broke, trying to save money, or just wanting to take a break from life stress.

Hang out in a relaxing manner with friends you love the most, add excitement and fun to that friendship as you follow this bucket list.

Amazing Activities to Do With Friends

1. Plan a Picnic Outing/date

Having good friends around us is always worthwhile and when it comes to fun activities with friends – go to a park. This allows you to relax and free your mind off about daily hustles and bustles, life in general, and sometimes, after a heartbreak. Yeah, I know it happens.

There are a lot of things to do at the park, from hanging out to watching people, carousel, Ferris wheel to enjoying a snack or a meal.

Cook, arrange your favourite snacks with friends and have a blast. And above all, you get to talk and be in touch with each other’s life.

2. Attend A Concert Together

This is on my to-do list. This is another fun way to chill with friends but this comes with interesting baggage – screaming and shouting at the top of your voices. Are you ready?

Look out for concerts of your favourite artiste, musician, get the tickets and be in your best outfit for that turn-up.

Go crazy and wild with your friends.

3. Have a Movie Marathon Together

This one is mostly done among ourselves without us realizing but make this more interesting by adding snacks and popcorn to your sides.

Try something sweet and savoury as you select a theme to watch and get excited. It could be romance, comedy, something scary, just enjoy the moment. They are to be treasured and indeed a fun activity to do with friends. 

4. Host a Dinner Party for Them

This has to be appreciated and the cutest thing one can do for friends. Go all out and host a dinner party for them, cook favourite dishes and snacks and invite them over. Or you could have them come over early and cook together. This gives you the chance to get along with each other and talk about life in general.

I don’t know about you but this is indeed a fun activity to do with friends. I mean, it involves food. FOOD!

5. Go Shopping With Them

As stressful as it sounds already, trust me going shopping with friends is a fun thing to do any day and anytime. Maybe not when the sun is scorching but you get the point.

Do this with friends, go to a favourite shopping mall, try out outfits, attires, dresses even lingerie’s. This is a fun-filled experience as you get to laugh with friends and talk about life and mean of course. Oh, even women.

6. Try Karaoke

Got crazy friends? This is for you! Turn the volume up, sing in your sweet and ugly, even loud voices. Enjoy the musicals as you enjoy the moment. These are mostly a laugh-filled day and a fun activity to do with friends,

Change the music from slow theme to RnB to reggae, afro, Latino – anything.

Scream at the top of your voice and have fun!

7. Have a Game Night Together

PES? Mortal Kombat? Scrabble? Monopoly? Chess? Charades? I mean there are a lot to select from.

Ditch the same old same old boring conversation and add this to your list of fun activities to do with friends.

8. Plan a Trip to a Different Location

I remember doing this and I assure you this is the ultimate fun activity to do with friends. Travel, enjoy a car ride together, the cold breeze as it hits your face.

Travel to an entirely different location, try every fun activity there like going down the water slides, seeing the waterfall, swimming, karting, canoeing, bowling, laser tag, even paintballing, see nature at its highest peak and beauty. This is beautiful, an adventure, and worth it!

My favourite here is paintballing even though I’ve never tried it.

Paintballing is a game of elimination. (Relax, you’re not killing your friends, they will probably be laughing because you shot them at ‘where it doesn’t shine) It is a competition between friends where you hold guns to shoot each other. The gun is filled with colour, i.e. a paint.

Make this game extra fun by tagging the friend with the most paint on the clothes a loser and he/she has to pay for dinner!

9. Try Travelling for a Festival

Check out local and international news for upcoming festivals around you and have your friends agree to explore a new place together.

There are Calabar festival, Argungu fishing festival or even travel out – doesn’t matter as you’re with friends and that is a fun activity on its own.

10. Challenge Games With Friends Would Be Fun

There are a lot of fun challenges to try when having fun activities to do with friends. 

like picking up a cup using just your mouth

blinking your eyes 8-10 times in a row to 

wiggling their eyebrows or

guessing a flavour of a cookie

talking in a different accent and

drinking an entire jug of milk without throwing up.

According to research, one who drinks a jug of milk at a go must throw up. I mean, don’t you want to see your friend throwing up or struggling to pick up a cup with just their mouth?

This is one of the fun activities to do with friends as it is entertaining and hilarious.

11. Check Out a New Restaurant Together

I mean, who’s not up for that? This is an adventurous and fun activity to do with friends. On this note, you discover new and good food, a new taste, also see new people and create memories.


Hey there, if you’re not certain what fun activity to do with friends, simply hang out. Sit, relax and talk at home about nothing and everything. It is fun in its way even though we don’t realize, the little moments with friends matter, they always do.

The above rule of the game is to be in touch with friends, create time for good friends and try fun activities once in a while with them when you can. I hope this list has helped you in deciding fun activities to do with friends.

Be sure to show me the fun activities you try; I’ll love to know. Call your friends now and start planning a fun activity together.

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