Born prematurely, in Irajá, Brazil, Gabrielzinho suffered serious health problems at birth. As a result of extensive oxygen administration, his vision was damaged and he was left 90% blind. Despite this, Gabrielzinho is a successful actor, singer, and composer.
While studying at the Instituto Benjamin Constant, Gabrielzinho was discovered by Gloria Perez and was given the opportunity to perform in the soap opera "America" on TV Globo.
As a composer, Gabrielzinho wrote the anthem for the children's samba school Escola de Samba Mirim os Filhos da Aguia. He performed the National Anthem at the Somos Todos Brasileiros event in Brazil, 2004 as well.