Last week, I did a short video on a major part of my stock picking strategy. You can watch the video on YouTube 

The link I mentioned in the video is

Also, I got featured the front page of a national newspaper - National Economy. It's a business newspaper and below is the extract of the pages I was featured on.

And the text of the featured article is:

To say that Michael Olafusi is a world class financial modeler would be stating the obvious. What is not obvious yet is that within a few short years he’ll be counted among the first tier in his chosen field which cuts across, finance, data analysis and programming. Here is why:

Michael Olafusi is a Financial Modeler and Business Data Analysis specialist. He is a certified Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM). He is a 5 times Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP); the first Nigerian to have the Microsoft Excel MVP award from Microsoft and was the only one in Africa for 4 years. He is a financial analysis fellow with a private equity firm that focuses on francophone West Africa, Brightmore Capital. He is also one of the very few Nigerians that are financial modeling and valuation experts on Toptal, the global leading C-level freelance network, carrying out financial valuation and analysis for companies across the world. 

He is the founder of UrBizEdge, a data analysis training and solutions company that is into training and is vendor to Vodacom, MainOne, Arik Air, ATC, Promasidor, Green Energy International Limited, EatN’Go, Ikeja Electric, Enyo Retail and many other major companies in Nigeria.

He and his team have built many industry first like a stock market chatbot for easy access to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and macroeconomic data on Facebook and Telegram. Excel chatbot for easy engaging learning of Microsoft Excel, live interactive dashboards for Nigerian financial markets, and a Microsoft Excel app for easy access of Nigerian economic data in Microsoft Excel.

He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Business Reporting (MCSA BI Reporting) expert. He is a chartered Stockbroker in Nigeria (ACIS) and UK (ACISI). He is currently doing a Master in Financial Engineering (MScFE). He has an MBA from University of Nicosia, Cyprus, a B.Eng in Electrical Electronics from Federal University of Technology Akure and a Diploma in Stress Management from Stonebridge Associated Colleges, UK. Michael is a professional speaker and trainer. Prior to becoming a full-time consultant, he worked as the Service Delivery Manager for 21st Century Technologies, Business and MIS analyst for Comviva – Airtel Africa CRBT Operations, and as a BSS Engineer for Nokia Siemens Networks.

He is addicted to business/financial data analysis and enterprise solutions development. He enjoys swimming, reading and already published three books – a novel, a bestselling book on Microsoft Excel for busy professionals and another bestseller on Business Intelligence with management dashboards via Power BI.

If you have a ward or know someone young who is awaiting admission to university or polytechnic and interested in a paid internship, do notify him or her.

He/she should send a CV or profile (or even in the body of an email) to 

We are making a commitment to helping young people get ahead with data analysis skills. We have created a platform, where we would be creating data analysis clubs in every university, polytechnic and colleges in Nigeria. We would be making it fun and rewarding to learn data analysis while creating internship and job opportunities for the members. We have gamefied it to -- cash/tangible awards to best student, awards to best school, national competitions, exposure to global competitions and points per learning/teaching activity.

And we are starting with ourselves as regards internship opportunities. From this year on, we target to intern 2 to 4 students each year. We would expose them to the data analysis space professionally and put them through our certificate courses for free. Also, they would earn a stipend to cover their transport and feeding during this internship period. The internship is planned to be a revolving 3 - 6 months one. As one intern goes, another comes to fill the vacant slot.

Again, if you have anyone who has not graduated university but has finished secondary school, let him/her apply. He/she just need to send his/her CV or profile to