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

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 4-1/2 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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                        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.........

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