How time flies. It is already one year since the death of Ibidunni Ighodalo, businesswoman, philanthropist and wife of 13 years to the Senior Pastor of Trinity House Church, Ituah Ighodalo. On Sunday, June 13, the first phase of a memorial service was held in her honour at the Trinity House, Zion Centre. There were special song ministrations, prayers and tributes. A documentary chronicling her good deeds was broadcasted to members of the church during the memorial service.
The second phase of the memorial service held on Monday, June 14 at the same venue. This time, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and the Senior Pastor of House on The Rock, Paul Adefarasin, paid glowing tributes to the deceased. St. Late Ibidunni’s daughter, Keke, gave a special song ministration to the amazement of all present. Present at the Monday memorial service were the Deputy-Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, Asue Ighodalo and his socialite wife, Ifeyinwa Ighodalo, Omotayo Omotosho, ex NTDC DG, the late Ibidunni Ighodalo’s mother, etc.
Described as a very generous and loving woman, Ibidunni, was found dead in her hotel room in Port Harcourt on the morning of June 14, 2020. She was in the garden city to establish a COVID-19 isolation centre and she was just a few weeks shy of celebrating her 40th birthday. Ibidunni, who was the first ever Miss Lux, a crown she clinched in the early 1990s, left behind two adopted children and two siblings, one of who is Dare Ajayi, who was married to popular fashion designer, Olamide Agunloye.
She was the founder of the Ibidun Ighodalo Foundation, a for nonprofit organisation that helps to raise awareness of infertility among couples and to help couples become parents by offering them free fertility treatments, such as IVF. She also ran the Elizabeth R, an event planning outfit, The Dorchester, an events centre and Avant Garde, a bridal outfit.