Former beauty queen, Ibidunni Ighodalo would have been a year older today.
She would have hit the big 40.
But she is dead. No more.
Fortunately, her daughter, whose birthday is also today, July 19, 2020 is alive, hale and hearty!
Before her untimely death on June 14, 2020, Ibidunni Ighodalo was married to Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House, a mega church in Victoria island, Lagos.
They got married in Ibadan, Oyo State on 26 February 2007, followed by the traditional wedding three days later.
They courted for four years while their marriage lasted for 13 years and they had two adopted children, a boy and a girl before her sudden death on June 14, 2020.
She died on June 14, 2020 in a hotel room in Port-Harcourt where she went for an official assignment.
After the burial of his wife on the 20th of June 2020, Pastor Ituah has not said anything publicly till today.
Posting a photo of her on Instagram moments ago, he wrote “You are loved and missed always…Happy 40th birthday my Kokoye….Forever yours…”
Also celebrating their daughter, Keke, he wrote “My baby, my pride, my joy….Happy 9th brithday…Mummy and I are immensely proud of you and love you dearly….’
Kemi Filani News recalls that on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Pastor Ituah was interviewed by Dele Momodu via his Instagram live video on his social media page.
Pastor Ituah said, “It was difficult to refuse this interview because of the relationship I have with you. You know what I have been through in the last three weeks. I am really spending time and reflecting and I appreciate the privilege that God gave me to spend 17 years of my life (4 years of courtship and 13 years of marriage) with a lovely lady called Ibidunni Ituah Ighodalo. My heart is heavy, I am thinking seriously but I thank you Dele for your support within the past three weeks. It was difficult for me to turn down this request.”
He also talked about the source of his strength in the face of adversity and challenges.
He said,“I am totally sold out and committed to God and I try my best to listen to God and do as he has told me. To a large extent, I think I have an understanding of what God is doing so I rest in him. God has given me a lot of strength and encouragement. It is about fulfilling what God wants me to be. I have been through a lot and I have had to endure and depend on God. He has always brought me out of challenges.”