“Birth Of Keke On My Birthday Silenced Naysayers”
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!
For a mother, its a joyful ‘divine arrangement’ when you share same birthday with a precious child.
Yes, Keke is precious to Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo and July 19 remains special to them.
Of Keke, Ibidun described her as the one who ‘came and silenced all naysayers.’
She wrote on Instagram when Keke clocked six years old, “Happy birthday to my own, my baby, my princess, the one who lights up my world, the one whose smiles and makes me know everything is just alright, the one who God has blessed me with, my star, my everything….. where do I start thanking God from??? My miracle worker , my promise keeper …From before time began He destined you and I to be born on the same day , name sake and He did it in such a breathtaking way. My God is THE master planner….. You came and silenced all the naysayers #MySilencer … #OurBlood the one God miraculously brought forth for us….keke you have brought nothing but joy to my life and I couldn’t have asked God for a better daughter! You energy so out of this world. No one can keep up with you 😂😂😂Brilliant, beautiful, witty, charming, delightful, you are everything and more that I could ever wish for my darling and I pray that God Himself will raise you to be a woman of excellence and virtue. You are my sign and my wonder and I bless God for you every waking moment. Have a day as fabulous as you my darling. Mummy loves you fiercely. ❤ #Triplets #BirthdayMates #Hubby #Daughter #MyPrideAndJoy #BirthdayBehaviours #TheIghodalos.” (sic)
Predictably, this posthumous birthday would erupt the entire social media with showers of love and affection from her friends and fans.
Before her untimely death on June 14, 2020, she was married to Pastor Ituah Ighodalo of Trinity House, a mega church in Victoria island, Lagos.
Ibidunni was the brain behind Elizabeth R, the upscale event management company.
She also founded the Ibidun Igodalo Foundation.
Over the last few years, Ibidunni showed that she was a woman with an amazing display of selflessness as she completely channelled all her attention and huge resources towards helping others out of the quandary of childlessness.
Her last birthday wish before her death was to fund IVF treatment for 40 couples who are hoping to have their own babies.
This is worthy of emulation.
As she always did before her demise, to celebrate her birthday, the stunning event planner and philanthropist would release some pictures, shot by TY Bello.
She would also celebrate her birthday mates— her daughter, Keke and her brother-in-law, Asue Ighodalo, the prominent Lagos lawyer who runs Banwo & Ighodalo Law Chamber.
Of course she had something to say about her brother-in-law, Asue Ighodalo:
Her last birthday in 2019, she wrote of her brother-i-law, “July 19 the best day God created ….#myown #oniseiyanu🙌
“Where do I start from ? Happy birthday to my senior husband with a heart of gold…. touching everyone you come across positively…. it is truly a privilege to share the same birthday with you hubstar, my twin, my rock, my support system, my everything❤❤❤ I pray that my Good God will show up for you when you need him now and ever more. love you my twin, my protector, my own best dad to @omoehii and awesome husband to @ifeyinwaighodalo.”
Happy Birthday to Ibidunni in glory.
Happy Birthday, Keke