He was born in Rua do Capelão, where the mythical Severa also lived. He grew up listening to and singing fado in the heart of Mouraria. At 13, he began his professional career. Gifted with one of the most original voices in fado, Fernando Maurício earned the title of “king of fado and Mouraria” during his life. He had a brilliant career, recognised by the public and his peers.