Cole Connor (born January 29th, 1993) is an American recording artist, filmmaker and entrepreneur from South Carolina, currently residing in Los Angeles. With real estate marketing powerhouses, Bow Real Estate Photography and Olympus Los Angeles, Cole not only builds businesses but uses his entrepreneurial success to teach and fuel his own creative efforts in music, film and business.
EARLY LIFE & EDUCATION
Born in Florence, South Carolina, Cole was raised in the small rural town of Dalzell on the outskirts of Sumter, South Carolina where he attended Wilson Hall School. He spent most of his childhood getting lost in the outdoors, sports, books and his own writings. After graduation high school, Cole attended Clemson University as well as USC Sumter and USC Columbia. He changed majors from communications, engineering to business before dropping out completely to pursue music and business.
Cole released several mixtapes from 2010-2012, but in 2013, he released his first independent project, Through The Stampede, which gained traction in Columbia, SC.
In 2014 and 2015, as a part of the hip-hop collective New Success Culture, Cole contributed to two highly-acclaimed albums, New Success and More Success. In 2016 under Czar Records, he also released one of the FreeTimes' top SC albums of 2016, SODA. It was also featured on popular music blog, DJBooth.
Cole has performed at SXSW, Spartanburg Spring Fling and Love, Peace & Hip-Hop festivals as well as opened for artists such as Ghostface, Mobb Deep, KRS One, Kid-N-Play, Slick Rick and Jack & Jack.
Leaving Czar Records in 2017, Cole released 5 singles from 2018 to 2019 in Own, Root, Out Da Blu, Noseeum and No Niche.
Cole is slated to drop in 2020 with project Alphabet Soup Full of L's.
In 2016, after working as a server, pizza delivery driver and part-time social media strategist for a Columbia based PR firm, Cole founded Apollo's Bow Strategies, a marketing agency with a niche in real estate. By 2018, he joined forces with his partner in business and life, Jacqueline Monique. They split Apollo's Bow Strategies into two companies, Apollo's Bow & Bow Real Estate Photography.
Apollo's Bow focuses on visual marketing for all things outside of real estate while Bow Real Estate Photography spread across the Columbia real estate market. In 2019, BRE grew to service SC, NC and GA with real estate marketing of any kind.
In 2020, Cole and Jacqueline launched Nin3Oh!, an enterprise to house all of their business and brands. Under Nin3Oh!, both Olympus Los Angeles and Olympus Creative were born. Olympus Los Angeles is a luxury real estate marketing company servicing Los Angeles and surrounding areas while Olympus Creative is the in-house marketing agency for all things Nin3Oh!
MEDIA / FILM
Cole launched his YouTube Channel in 2018 along with vlogs, educational content, music, reviews podcasts and mini-series.
In 2018, Cole appeared as an extra in the film, First Man.
In 2019, Cole played the lead role of Chase in the short film CHASE by Patrick Rutledge. He also played a small role in SC based film, Party Hard directed by Nick Clay.
In 2020, Bow Real Estate launched their YouTube channel with Cole as the host.