The late mom-of-two Ibidun Ighodalo would have been 40 years old today, July 19, and to mark her posthumous birthday, her friend, celebrity photographer, TY Bello shared a message the late beauty queen had for single women.
In the video, Mrs Ighodalo is seen addressing single women whose Instagram accounts are on private yet they are hoping to get married before the end of the year.
Late Ibidun asked how they expect their Mr Right to find them when they have placed “padlock” on their profile. She advised such women to open their Instagram profiles so that her prayer and fasting on their behalf will not be in vain.
Other friends of Ibidun have also put up videos and photos of her to mark what would have been her 40th birthday.
Watch the video shared by TY Bello below…
Ibidunni Ighodalo was such a gem, a beautiful soul, and her tenacity was admired by many.
She wanted to celebrate her 40th birthday by granting 40 couples in dire need of reproductive interventions a once in a lifetime opportunity to become parents. The last wish before she transited on Sunday, June 14, 2020, is now a reality.
Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) recently announced the commencement of its 40at40 initiative in accordance with Ibidunni wishes.
“We understand the emotional, psychological and financial strain that comes with pursuing fertility treatments and having gone through that pain herself, Ibidunni in her life made it her life’s work to help to desire but struggling parents; we are committed to Ibidunni’s vision to give joy and keep hope alive”, Chairman of the Foundation, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo said at the launch of the initiative.
”Since her sad demise, IIF has enlarged and strengthened its board, and governance structures have been put in place all in a bid to ensure capacity to deliver on her last wish and more. A transparent application and selection process has been put in place and we actively seek the support of everyone to keep this dream alive.”
The Executive Secretary of the foundation, Adedayo Richard also added that the annual activities the foundation is known for will continue – The flagship IVF annual grants, the Mothers in the Waiting Conference, the babies day out, hospital visits, amongst many others. IIF, also known for their advocacy against stigmatization, will continue their active sensitization programs.
As with most grants, the chairman noted that certain technicalities must be met by applicants to ensure that the grants are made available to those who need them the most.
For more information on criteria, visit the foundation’s platforms. You can also apply through this website www.ibidunnifoundation.org.