Gospel singer, Tope Alabi, has opened up on the reason why she composed a tribute song for the late Ibidun Ighodalo, who died of a suspected cardiac arrest on Sunday.
The 49-year-old opened up about the inspiration behind the song during an interview with the Punch.
“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.”
The ‘Halleluyah’ singer also described the late wife of Pastor Ituah Ighodalo as a beautiful and humble person who always had a smile on her face.
“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
“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,” she said.
Tope and other gospel artistes like Sammie Okposo and Buchi,performed at the night of tributes held in honour of the former face of Lux on Thursday.
There was also an emotional performance by the late Ibidun’s young daughter, Zenan.