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Friday, October 28, 2011



There was plenty of drama at this year's edition of the annual Headies, formerly Hip-Hop Awards, and two out of the lot that took the crown were not part of the awards proper, but were two events that happened just outside the venue of the event. First was the battle royale between self-acclaimed Africa's newest and hottest singer-Dencia also known as Range Rover and young and enterprising entrepreneur of note-Liz Garvey. The battle-ground was the very expansive and marble clad toilet at the Eko Hotel & Suites.

 The 2nd battle was actually nipped in the bud before it would become a major rofo-rofo fight. A member of D’banj's crew (his P.A) had tried to be funny with Choc City main act - MI and someone had sighted him and quickly alerted the Choc City boys, but thank God that what could have become another turf war was sorted out by the maturity of Don Jazzy.

Back to the one that turned to Rofo-Rofo fight, was the very enhanced Cameroon born music act Dencia who is also known by another name Range Rover, who is a budding artist and supposedly a student in the United States, on the other side was the young owner of fashion retailing outfit, Gavy's Couture - Liz Garvey, the battle that finally came to a head at the toilet arena of the main-bowl of Eko Hotel & Suites actually started a year ago.
The fight between these erstwhile friends at the Eko Hotel & Suites  left one of them nearly naked (Dencia's boobies were on display) and her precious wig was forcefully removed and thrown away, the battle of the titans attracted much attention. In the reports that were carried after the whole episode, only one side was aired so we thought to get to the bottom of it all.


  We got in contact with the other person involved, Liz Garvey and she gave her response as follows-

Reprudencia added me on Facebook in 2008 and I accepted. She kept in touch via phone calls and FB mails. She said she liked making friends with Nigerians and I noticed we had some common friends on Facebook. So I relaxed and accepted her as a friend. Then she kept asking me to send her money so, she could get me good bargains during sales. I told her that I would rather visit;so she could take me round the stores where I could get the bargains. Anyway, anytime I was in the States, I would send her a mail saying I was around and she would say she was in some country or the other. Then in September, I was ready to open my Surulere and Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria outlets so I took a trip abroad. While in the UK, I was chatting with Reprudencia and she was trying to sell me some skin whitening injections and pills. I told her I wasn’t interested in getting light, but my friend that I was staying with said she was interested and I passed the phone for them to talk. They spoke for a few minutes and agreed to do business. The next day, my friend sent Reprudencia $2000 and she promised that the package would be ready by the time I got to the US.

She had been advertising surgeries and her being an agent for some surgeons. So I told her that I might be interested. A week later, I was in L.A (Los Angeles), I lodged in a hotel and she picked me up 2days later. She said she was moving into a new place, so we went together to pick the keys from her landlord. She asked if I could stay at hers, of which she had to collect a loan from me to buy some things for the house. Next day, her flat mates moved in. She had introduced me to a website, telling me how it would be nice to order sunglasses from the site; I did just that, since the owner of the site was supposedly her friend. I found out after a week of staying with her, that everything she had said to me on FB and BB were all lies. She had no car, no house, absolutely nothing and no job, I rented the car she drove around and even paid for the bed I slept on and I paid for everything from groceries to clothes she picked while I was shopping for my business.

She talked my eyes off about me being black and fat, till I agreed to follow her to the surgeon at least for consultation. By then my friend Blossom, had come to meet me in Los Angeles because we were due to go to Las Vegas. We all later went to see the surgeon and he quoted $18,000 for liposuction, of course I made it known that I couldn’t afford it. There and then the doctor stated that he could not give a discount because there was an agreement with Reprudencia, that if she introduced 3 clients she would get a body makeover, it dawned on me then that she was trying to make us pay for her surgeries...Things went awry from then on.
 She tried every trick in the book to get money from me, including trying to talk me into paying for a fake social security card. She took me to her so called friend, who supposedly had the link, she even stated that he had done hers for her and she would advice I get it, so I would be able to get a credit card and ‘other things’, I noticed at her friends place, that they were quick to accept whatever I proposed to pay, so I excused myself and had a chat with her about the so called deal.
 This girl went as far as stealing my credit card to go shopping, without my knowledge. When I realized what was happening, I called my bank and reported.
At a point after 3 weeks, I had discovered she was a scam artist, so I had a confrontation with her. I contacted an Italian friend of mine, who warned me about her, he told me she duped him and a couple of girls from her country-Cameroon...So I had to tell him what was going on, he advised to confront her.
The day I confronted her, she flared up and threatened to call the police to throw me out. It took my friend and her friend some minutes to calm her down.

She claimed the company she ordered the injections from had delivered when we went out and since no one was at home, they took it back. So I asked for a proof that she ordered them, either an online receipt or a credit card statement that shows the transaction. At that point, she realized I had caught on, so she sent an email from her laptop to the so called company, and then replied herself, via her Blackberry. She had totally forgotten that her Blackberry had a signature, so unfortunately at the end of the so called reply sent by the company, there was her name, an indication that it was sent from her BB.
At that point, I was shocked to my bones, it dawned on me that she was a thief and I had been duped. The sunshades, social security card, injections, credit card I decided to leave, I called a cab, by the time the cab arrived, she had gone out. Her landlord was at her apartment fixing her toilet. I moved to a hotel and waited for a week to see if the injections she claimed to have ordered for my friend would arrive. By then, my friend was upset, she said she would hold me responsible because I was the one that knew Reprudencia and she had sent the money because I said she was my friend.

The little time I spent at Reprudencia’s I saw her tell lies upon lies to her friends. She told them she had bought the house, she claimed the car I rented was bought by her. I couldn’t come to terms with such fake life...she’s was living a champagne life on a palm wine income and making people on Facebook believe the grass was green on her side.
On getting back home and realizing we (Blossom & I) had left, she started accusing me of stealing her shoes and clothes. That sounded absurd to me. First, she is a UK SIZE 4 and Blossom and I are size 12. Secondly, how I was going to sell used clothes in my stores was baffling to me.
Thirdly, the shoes she claimed was stolen were a pair of GianMarco Lorenzi copy that she bought for $130, I sell these shoes but I don’t own one.  
She had told me her sister seized her passport because she was traveling too much instead of going to school...She must have told lies too, so I would not know all the so called trips she claimed to have made were not true. Then all of a sudden she sent me a mail 3 months later claiming she couldn’t find her passport and she was sure I must have taken it.
She’s a full Cameroonian citizen with a US student visa, so what on earth would I do with her passport. I don’t speak French and I have a valid US visa so I couldn’t get my head around the accusation.
I have proof of the various scams, mail exchanges between her and I, chats between us, chats between my Italian friend and I dated last year.
She claims to have an arrest warrant for me; I have been going back and forth from the States since late last year and even this year.
Didn’t I go through the airport when I left Los Angeles back to London?  
She claims to have a video of theft concerning me, I would like her to produce it or be ready to present it in court.
I own four stores in Lagos; I have no partners, so I wonder how on earth I would be stealing clothes from a tramp like Reprudencia.

That is all I have to say for now.
We also had a chat with Blossom, who incidentally was in Nigeria and had been in the country a day or 2 before the fight. She said-

Dencia is one of the biggest liars I have ever met in my life. I do not understand how I can wear her clothes, when I am a size 12 and she is about size 4. The top she claims is hers I bought before I ever met her and I even have in 2 colours. So what is she saying?


Anonymous said...

Na today? All these so called babes that just wanna be 'relevant' in the media without a dime in their pockets. Imagine dis one doing 419 all over the world just be a 'bigz girl'. I dont even know who these people are sef? Lo ba tan!

Anonymous said...

Sorry liz gavy,you are a liar,i was there when Reprudencia picked you up from your lipo,i was there when she picked blossom up too,the days you stole from her house and ran with the stuff i was there too all this are fake lies to defame her,you are a pathetic liar a big one,you claim she does not have a house but you stayed there

Anonymous said...

Why is this fraud even relevant. She has been selling her body up and down for cheap fame, really PATHETIC.

Anonymous said...

Lol I'm surprised there is only 3 comments considering that everyone has called me to ask me if i read this article. This girl is infact a horrendous liar, she tells every one she is 21 when in fact she is 25 of 26(she changed her age before entering the states so she can get a green card through adoption). Alot of her designer shoes and bags are fakes, she asked to borrow money from a couple people i know amounts like 10,000$. She claimed she was "best dressed" in cameroun when infact we use to laugh at her because she would borrow clothes from her sisters boutique she was selling in, wear them and then put them back up for sale(how gross). She is just one of those girls that always wanted to fit in or be popular, some of us were naturally popular because we had parents wit money but her on the other hand refused to accept that all 5 fingers on ur hand will never be equal, so she goes to the extent of doing all kinds of disgusting things. Very PATHETIC repudencia because you kno what?? no matter how much you succeed, some of us will never ever envy you because we've lived good lives from birth, we go to school and consequently will never have to reduce ourselves to scamming or prostituting to make it in life. Most importantly WE ALL KNOW WERE YOU CAME FROM(that carabot house with ur old mother that you used to say was your grandmother and that ur sister that was abroad was you how sad..lmao) lies after lies...lolol

Anonymous said...

you guys are unbelievably sad. Can't even be bothered to finish reading the story cause it is just pathetic.what a WASTE of time and lives

Anonymous said...

RepuWateva! Lmao I knw ur kind n dey dnt go far in life. Ur boobs r awful, ur nose is anoda issue for tomoro n ur clothes r as fake as ur arse. I wil dedicate tomoro to fast for ur downfall for trying to defame n tarnish Liz Garveyz name n image. Idiot! Instead mke u go read ur books, am sure ur sis sacrificed so much to tk u to d states. She wud hv saved ha money n sent u to Italy. N pls do nt associate urslf wiv 9ja coz no 1 wiv a drop of nigerian blood wil look or behave like u; u look like a ravaged dog(am sure u r). All dis is evidence of a deprived childhood

Anonymous said...

all these f**kaholics. Its obvious Liz did the lipo, check her pictures and you will see for yourselves. It could be true that this dencia scammed her, but what makes you different.

Anonymous said...

Dencia was thief since from high school it is not strange to me ...;-)

Anonymous said...

U guys forgot about her video on lol she really wanna b famous

Anonymous said...

thats liz gavy's medical records she lied about her whole story,dencia has a house in california a big one for that matter

mongum said...

And the person who spoke about Dencia borrowing clothes is a hater wow,Dencia had her own boutique in Cameroon at her grandma's mini cite and she sold things purchased from America and paris she had people working for her she was only 15 and Dencia had her American papers since she was like 12 i know this because i am very close to her family these are disgusting lies and Dencia's family does not live or never lived in carabot house and you are hating because dencia was the most popular young girl in Cameroon and Dencia had money growing up her sister was married to a soccer player who played in france and Cameroon national team i can say dencia's family is rich they have alot of businesses,mini cite's and her late father died and left them alot of money and dencia never changed her age for anything she left the country wen she was 17 why will they change her age?You guys were rich and she was not but you were hanging with her?all of you dencia's old friends you borrowed clothes and shoes from her and hung out with her to be popular even fat ayuk takor borrowed dencia's clothes in buea what are you talking about?Cameroonians are full of hate and lies so much its pathetic and i am sure this is from one of her old friend who's hating

Tiki said...

So, I googled my name and I was shocked when this link came up! Now I see why it did. MONGUM ELISA, even in 2013? You nova tire? You no get proper work to do? looool. When will you get it through your head that I cannot be bothered about you or your opinion? Why are you seeking my attention? Please go and mind your husband and children, and leave internet fights alone! HABA! Have some respect for yourself!

Anonymous said...

You are all idiots go find something to do. And this dencia is no good. Changing your colour to fit in u r not proud of ur blackness!
So sad!