Andrea Darnell


The brand belongs to Andrea Darnell based in Detroit. Her natural talents at a young age were graphic art and playing rhythm guitar.  She is a native Detroiter  and possesses a Bachelor of Arts 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 City.

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 Actor's Studio for film actress Ellen Burstyn and study acting with Broadway stage actor Earle Hyman.

Ms. Darnell, relocated to Los Angeles and worked for Bateman, Eichler and Hill Richards a New York 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 nature graphic arts talents were reignited, eventually opened 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 branding needs.

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


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

Ms. Darnell is currently proprietor of Detroit Entertainment and Sports, LLC along with Motor City Music, LLC and is forever grateful for being from a family which encouraged the entrepreneur "Spirit"


Perfecting Church 

Northwest Activity Center - Board Member

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

Order of Eastern Star 

*car accident

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

                       Controversy Inc.
                                             Client List


1. MJJ Prod. (Michael Jackson)
2. Sony Pictures
3. Warner Bros. Pictures
4. New Deal Productions (John Singleton)

5. La Face Records

6. Motown Records

7. The Gordy Company
8. Universal Pictures
9. Paramount Pictures

10. Evander Holyfield

11. Thomas "Hitman" Hearns
12. Columbia/Tri-Star Home Video
13. MCA Record
14. happi nappi wear, inc.

15. Eddie Murphy Productions

16. Jackson Records (Joe Jackson)
17. Quest Records (Quincy Jones)


        and many, many others

Film/Commercial/Print Work

Director Assistant for stage play Vanities produced and directed by actress Kim Fields.
Boxing Coach
City/State/Regional/National Champions
Sponsors: MGM Casino Detroit Joe Davis, Greektown Casino Marvin Beatty, Larry Brinker Sr. Construction, Horace Sheffield Pastor.
MJJ Productions
Controversy Inc. was merchandiser for Michael Jacksons MJJ Record Company and Neverland Valley Home for over 4 years.
Controversy Inc.
A double minority black american company serving clients in the entertainment industry across the USA.
Sony Pictures
New Deal Productions John Singleton and Melissa Maxwell.

Controversy Inc. supplied merchandise obtained licensed film merchandise distribution.
One of the highest grossing video/merchandise incentives to be introduced at that time.
Motown Record Company
Controversy Inc. designed and produced merchandising for the Gordy Company.
Gordy Company
Controversy Inc. produced merchandise for the Motown Museum.
de Passe Ent.
Controversy Inc. supplied Merchandising for
Suzanne de Passe former
Motown Record executive.
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