Friends and associates of Ibidun Ighodalo are expressing shock over the death of the former beauty queen and wife of Ituah Ighodalo, pastor of Trinity House.
Ibidun, a former Miss Lux reportedly died in her sleep in her hotel room in Port-Harcourt. She had been much engaged in philanthropic works.
Among those who have expressed shock at her death were Ms. Funke Akindele who paid tribute to her describing her as a role model who helped to guide and groom her and helped in bringing the Jenifa brand to fruition.
The late Ighodalo ran an events company, Elizabeth R, alongside her foundation, Ibidun Ighodalo Foundation, during her lifetime.
Akindele wrote: “So confused!! Don’t know what to write!! Ibidun you were a good friend, you supported my brand when I was very low.
“You helped position the Jenifa brand. You taught me how to be classy and decent. You were always there for me.
“Ha!! Why? We can’t question you oh Lord!!! Rest in peace my beautiful sister. May God comfort uncle’s heart.”
The chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, took to her official Twitter handle to mourn Ibidunni, describing her demise as “unbelievable.”
She with her husband blessed with two children, Keke and Zenan.