Ex-Beauty Queen Ibidun Ajayi Ighodalo Dies

Nigeria's popular event planner, ex-beauty queen, wife of the founder and pastor of Trinity House church Ibidun Itua-Ighodalo died in the early hours of Sunday, June 14, 2020, a family source said.

Ibidun was going to celebrate her 40th birthday on July 19th died in her sleep in her hotel room in Rivers State, Nigeria.

The family of the deceased requested for privacy while mourning the death of the former Miss Lux winner, said a family representative.

“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,” Asue Ighodalo said in a statement.

“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.”

Ibidun Ajayi Ighodalo

Ibidun and her husband Pastor Itua-Ighodalo

Ibidun Ajayi Ighodalo was the founder of one of Nigeria's leading event management companies, Elizabeth R.

She was also the founder of Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF), a non-profit organization she started to raise awareness about infertility and to provide grants for couples that require fertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination. A foundation she started after being told by doctors that she would not be able to get pregnant without being assisted.

Ibidun, her husband Pastor Itua-Ighodalo and their children

Ibidun, her mother and her daughter

Ibidun and her children

We all know Ibidun struggled with infertility issues. She made her struggles known to the public and she later on adopted two beautiful children, Keke and Zenan. Everything has been going well with her since then. She was always full of life. She even posted a happy video of herself and her husband a few weeks ago. How did this happen? Why Ibidun? Why now?

I knew Ibidun back in our modeling years. We just started modeling then. Ibidun Ighodalo, Agnes Inyang Etukeyen and I did a calendar job with renowned photographer, Philip Trimel.

Ibidun and Agnes just got into UNILAG then and I was in LASU. We were so young and we talked about our aspirations. The news of her death broke my heart. I always followed her stories and she was not just beautiful on the outside, she was an angel on the inside.

Gone too soon. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

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