I'm Now a Microsoft Excel MVP! Got the award from Microsoft This Week

April 1, 2014 is definitely going to be one of the best days of my life. I got an email from Microsoft congratulating me as one of the few people in the whole world who were awarded the prestigious Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award this quarter.

And I love the way Microsoft describes this year's award:

Today [April 1, 2014], 966 exemplary community leaders around the world were notified that they have received the MVP Award! These individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with the community.

While there are more than 100 million social and technical community members, only a small portion are selected to be recognized as MVPs. Each year, around 4,000 MVPs are honored. They are nominated by Microsoft, other community individuals, or in some cases themselves. Candidates are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership, and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. They come from more than 90 countries, speak over 40 different languages, and are awarded in more than 90 Microsoft technologies. Together, they answer more than 10 million questions a year!

MVPs are recognized each quarter for this annual award, which continues to grow and evolve to reflect the development of Microsoft technologies.

Congratulations to the new MVPs, and welcome back to renewed MVPs. We are very excited to recognize your amazing accomplishments!
For more information or to nominate someone, go to MVP.Microsoft.com


And here's part of the content of my award mail:

Dear Michael Olafusi,

Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in Excel technical communities during the past year.

Also in this email:
  • About your MVP Award Gift
  • How to claim your award benefits
  • Your MVP Identification Number
  • MVP Award Program Code of Conduct
The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say "Thank you for your technical leadership."


I'm so happy!


  1. Congratulations.

    This sure will boost hour profile in your new adventure. All the best.

    Also, do you have an idea of how many MVPs Nigeria has got?

  2. Thanks Seun!

    Yeah. Will come in very handy in my new career adventure.

    When I searched on Microsoft MVP site, I saw only myself. But it's possible there are other Nigerians who chose to make their records private.

    Thanks again!

  3. Congratulations, bro...you do deserve it. Continue to be an inspiration

  4. Hello Michael - welcome to the team!

  5. Thanks chimart27! Really appreciate!

  6. Wow! Thanks a lot, Bill! This is like a double award. The MVP and your welcome message!



You can be sure of a response, a very relevant one too!

Click on Subscribe by Email just down below the comment box so you'll be notified of my response.