It took Seu three years to teach himself how to play a guitar.
Seu played a cornet in a Brazilian army band.
His first band was called Farofa Carioca.
He was born and raised in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
His younger brother Vitório died at age 16, shot in a riot between rival gangs.
His passion for music started when he was 10 years old.
His father was a musician.
Seu has two children, a daughter and a son