Andrea Darnell

The brand belongs to Andrea Darnell based in Detroit.  Her natural talents at a young age were graphic art and rhythm guitar.  She is a native Detroiter and possesses a Bachelor of Art degree in Criminology from Eastern Michigan University.

After, completing college and as *fate would have it's way, of redirecting her life course; she was off to New York.

As a New Yorker she worked for Allen Rosenthals Law Firm as a Law Clerk by day and had the privilege in the evenings to work at the renowned Actors Studio for film actress Ellen Burstyn and study acting with broadway stage actor Earle Hyman.

Ms. Darnell relocated to Los Angeles California and worked for Bateman, Eichler and Hill Richards Stock Exchange as a Legal Records Specialist.  Later, her dream job opportunity came to fruition working for the renowned Motown Record Company; she continued to pursue an acting and modeling career.

During the time she worked for the record company, her natural graphic arts talents were reignited, eventually opening the door for her to establish Controversy Inc. a promotional and merchandising company.

Controversy Inc. in a short span of time became a major supplier to a Who's Who of Hollywood clients, servicing their merchandise and promotional needs.

After, eighteen years she returned to her home town of Detroit and the amazing journey continued with the establishing of Detroit Boxing Team an amateur and professional boxing program.

The program succeeding in not only getting inner city youth off the streets but developing city, state, regional and 3x national champions.  Also, Ms. Darnell worked as a community activist for the fight against neighborhood blight.

Currently, she is the proprietor of Detroit Entertainment and Sports, LLC along with Motor City Music, LLC and is forever grateful, for being from a family that always encouraged the entrepreneur "Spirit".


Perfecting Church 

Northwest Activity Center - Former Board Member

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Order of Eastern Star 


*car accident

                        Controversy Inc.
                             Client List

1. MJJ Prod. (Michael Jackson)
2. Warner Bros. Pictures
3. Sony Pictures
4. Motown Records
5. de Passe Entertainment
6. New Deal Productions ( John Singleton)
7. La Face Records
8. Evander Holyfield
9. Thomas "Hitman" Hearns
10. Jackson Records (Joe Jackson)
11. Qwest Records (Quincy Jones)
12. The Gordy Company
13. New Line Cinema
14. Universal Pictures
15. Paramount Pictures
16. happi nappi wear, inc.
17. Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video
18. Eddie Murphy Productions
               and many, many others.........

over 30 years of marketing and merchandising experience......

Film/Theatre/Print Work

Kim Fields - Director Assistant for stage play Vanitys.
Boxing Coach
Proprietor of Detroit Boxing Team over 10 years as an amateur and professional boxing trainer/promoter and manager, developing
City,State, Regional and National Champions.

Promoted, produced and broadcast amateur and professional boxing events around the Detroit and metro areas.
with the support or those pictured and so many others.
Joe Davis - MGM Casino
Marvin Beatty - Greektown Casino
Larry Brinker Sr. - Brinker Construction
Horace Sheffield - Pastor
MJJ Productions
Controversy Inc. did major merchandising for Michael Jacksons Neverland Valley and MJJ Record Company for over 5 years.
Eddie Murphy Productions
Controversy Inc. did merchandising for Mr. Murphys productions Company.
de Passe Ent.
Controversy Inc. produced merchandise for Suzanne de Passe's production company.
New Line Cinema
Controversy Inc. did merchanising for the Hughes Brothers and New Line Cinema.
Sony Pictures
Controversy Inc. created designs and merchandise for Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures and many others.
Evander Holyfield
Controversy Inc. designed World Champion "The Real Deal" Holyfield ring and team outfits and jackets.
Controversy Inc.
A double minority inroad Black American minority company being the first to obtain film licensing through Sony Pictures.
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Ford Motor Company
Anita Baker
Berry Gordy Jr.
Diana Ross
Elvin Jones
Donald Davis
Alice Cooper
Paradise Valley BlackBottom
Thad Jones
Gino Washington
Mike Posner
Kid Rock
Hank Jones
Vogue Records
Greta Van Fleet
Major "Mule" Holley
Chrysler Motor Company
Glenn Frey
Phillip Brothers
The Detroit Emeralds
Harvey Fuqua
Martha Jean Steinberg
The Rance Allen Group
J-V-B Records
Big Sean
Nolan Strong & Diablos
Atty. Stephanie Hammonds
William Pickard
Mike E. Clark
Westbound Records
United Sound Systems
Bobo Jenkins
J Moss
Alberta Adams
Insane Clown Posse
The Dramatics
Earl Klugh
Jackie Wilson
Slum Village
Thornetta Davis
Fortune Records
Trick Trick
Ford Motor Company
J Dilla
Ed Wingate
Fred Hammond
Freda Payne
Orchestra Hall
Carl Craig
Ralph Terrana
Sonny Bono
20 Grand Night Club
Gladys Knight & Pips
Alicia Myers
Ted Nugent
Andre Williams
Howard Hertz
Butler Twins
Marvin Sapp
Doctor Ross
Aretha Franklin
General Motors Company
Dietrick Haddon
Misty Love
Dennis Coffey
John Jean Goldkette
Joe Weaver
wardell Gray
Milton "Milt" Jackson
CeCe Winans
John Lee Hooker
Keith Washington
Motown Museum
Chapter 8
Jack White
Barry Hankerson
Royce da 5'9
Gregory Reed
Ray Parker Jr.
McKinney's Cotton Pickers
The Clark Sisters
Gladys Knight
Michael Henderson