Ex-Nigerian Beauty Queen, Ibidun Ighodalo has passed away on Sunday morning. She was reported to have died of cardiac arrest in the early hours of today, June 14 in a hotel in Port Harcourt. Her sudden and painful death was confirmed on her Company’s Instagram account:
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⠀ “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. 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.” May her soul rest in peace. ⠀ Signed ⠀ Asue Ighodalo ⠀ #wehavelostagem #alegendhasgone ⠀ ⠀
“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,” read the statement.
“As you will understand, this is a difficult time for our families and we will appreciate some privacy during this time.
“All information on burial proceedings will be provided in due course. May her soul rest in peace.”
Miss Lux Ibidun Ighodalo
Formerly Ibidun Ajayi, who rose to fame when she won the Miss Lux beauty pageant competition as an 18-year-old undergraduate of the University of Lagos and wife of the popular Lagos Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, was a highly successful event planner who owned a reputable organization called Elizabeth R. She was also the founder of the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, a non-profit organization established to raise awareness on issues about infertility. The foundation also provides grants for couples that require fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination. It was her struggle with infertility that led her to start the foundation. In a 2018 interview, Ighodalo revealed that she underwent IVF 11 times due to pressure from in-laws and friends before deciding to adopt her daughter Keke.
Ibidun married Pastor Ighodalo in 2007. The union was controversial because her husband Pastor Ituah, 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.
He went on to start his own church called Trinity House. They were married for 13 years before her death.
Just recently, Ibidun also worked with one of the top banks in Nigeria to provide isolation centers in Bayelsa and Rivers State for COVID-19 patients.