Talented Gospel singer, Tope Alabi has revealed how hard it was to compose a tribute for Ibidun Ighodalo noting that she was inspired by the holy spirit.
Senior Pastor of Trinity House , Ituah Ighodalo , died a week ago and heartfelt tributes
have been pouring in on social media in honour of the former beauty queen.
Tope Alabi also released a song in her memory. The highly emotional song has been a topic
of discourse on social media.
In an interview with Saturday Beats , Alabi said she was divinely led to release the tribute
in honour of Ibidunni who she described as an angel .
“ The late Pastor Ibidunni Ighadalo was a very wonderful woman of God .
I met her at her husband ’s church and I hugged her and when I did that , I felt the spirit of God telling me that she’s an angel .
I never knew she was going to leave us soon but I just loved her spirit and have been going ( since then) to the church for ministration .
“ She was so respectful that you couldn’ t tell that she was such a ‘big ’ woman .
She was very humble . My fondest memory of the late Ibidunni was her beautiful and smiling face . From her face , you could see her beautiful heart.
‘’ When I heard that she had died, I was so down because I couldn’t hold down the emotions . For hours , I was devastated ; her death was a big blow . My husband had a headache throughout that day.”
“By the second day , I was inspired by the Holy Spirit to do a tribute for her. I asked myself whether people would like the idea and if she was not too young . Many questions ran through my mind . But because it was the Holy Spirit that gave me the directive , I couldn’t say no.”
“ I wondered how it would sound in the ears of people . The Holy Spirit brought the song to me while I was taking my bath ; he gave me the song as a whole .
I couldn’ t sit down to think about a song because I was still down.”
‘I thank God for giving me such a wonderful tribute in honour of her. I know the tribute was not a mistake at all . I believe so strongly that what God told me when I met her was the truth .
She was an angel ; God doesn ’t make mistakes . It is not the physical things that we see that matter. His ways are not our ways .”
The singer further said that the death of Ibidunni was a reminder that everyone should live a fulfilled life.
‘’ The message that the late Ibidunni left is that we should ask ourselves if we’ re fulfilling
our purpose on earth .
If there is something that you haven’ t done and still dilly-dallying about it , you should sit down , pray and ask for direction.
No matter how young or old you are one should leave a trademark on earth , she added .