Important facts to know about late ex-beauty queen Ibidun Ighodalo
The unexpected death of Ibidun Ighodalo, a former Nigerian beauty queen and wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of the Trinity Church, on Sunday morning left Nigerians in shock.
Before she died, she was a popular Lagos businesswoman and event planner extraordinaire. Ibidun was commended for her ability to recreate mundane and odd settings into exquisite spaces.
Her enthusiasm, supper creativity and years of event planning experience upheld her status as the most innovative planner, and endeared her to people.
Here are few facts to know about her:
1 Mrs Ighodalo won the Miss Lux title over a decade ago.
2 Ibidun went on to get married to Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of the Trinity Church House on February 16, 2007.
3 She once narrate her infertility issues and the several failed IVF procedures she did during her lifetime.
4 Due to her inability to conceive, Ibidun and Pastor Ituah adopted two children – Keke and Zenan – together. She is the founder of the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation.
5 Her company, Elizabeth R, decorates Lagos during Christmas/Festive seasons. During Fashola’s tenure in 2007, she was contracted the arduous task of beautifying Lagos. She was once adjudged the Queen of decorations.
6 Ibidun also took most of society’s top notch events in a career spanning over a decade (She founded Elizabeth R in 2003 as a public relations and events company).
She passed on after a brief illness on Sunday 16, 2020