Ibidun Ighodalo: Former beauty queen and wife of popular Lagos pastor dies of suspected heart attack. Ibidun Ighodalo died just before her 40th birthday which would have been on Sunday, July 19.
The family of popular Lagos pastor Ituah Ighodalo of the Trinity House Church has been thrown into mourning following the death of his wife Ibidun Ighodalo. Ighodalo, according to reports, died in the early hours of Sunday, June 14 in a hotel in Port Harcourt from a suspected heart attack.
A source close to the family told Pulse that Ighdalo traveled to Port Harcourt on Friday, June 12 for work. She was 39 and was to mark her 40th birthday on Sunday, July 19.
“The Ighodalo and Olaleye Ajayi families are deeply saddened to announce the sudden loss of our beloved wife and daughter Mrs. Ibidunni Ituah-Ighodalo who passed away in the early hours of today,” a statement from the Ighodalo family read.
As you will understand, this is a difficult time for our families and we will appreciate some privacy during this time. All information of burial proceedings will be provided in due course.”
First known as Ibidun Ajayi, she first hit fame when she won the Miss Lux beauty pageant competition as an 18-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos.
She married Pastor Ighodalo in 2007. The union was a controversial one as Pastor Ighodalo, then of Redeemed Christian Church of God, Christ Church Parish, Gbagada, had divorced his first wife Lucy-Ann Suinner. The church was said not to be happy with the situation and sacked him.
The Pastor and his wife was married for 13 years. He went on to start his church called Trinity House. Ighodalo was also a successful event planner whose outfit Elizabeth R, had big brands in her clientele.
Just recently, Ibidun Ighodalo helped to plan the design of isolation centres which were funded by one of her big clients, (Instagram/Elizabeth R Events).
Also recently, she worked with one of the top banks in Nigeria to provide isolation centres in Bayelsa and Rivers State for COVID-19 patients.