1954 - Was born on the 29th October in Dique Pequeno, Salvador.
1962 - Started to practise capoeira at 8 years of age in his aunt's shrine called Ilê Axé Omin Bain. Later continued to learn with M Bobó in the academy that was opened the same year.
1970 - At 16 distanced himself from capoeira angola and developed his work in folkloric groups such as “Viva Bahia” and the “Katendê”*.
1977 - Was crowned champion in the Festival da Canção Ilê Aiyê, the first carnival afro-group in Brazil.
1978 - In May he founded “Afoxé “Badauê”, that took the stage for the first time.
1979 - “Afoxé “Badauê” became the carnival champion in the afoxé category.
1984 - Went to Rio de Janeiro where he started to teach capoeira angola so that he wouldn't have to stop to train.
1987 - On the 5th April M Bobó graduated his first generation of capoeiristas: Mestre Môa do Katendê and Mestre Lua do Bobó. From then on Mestre Môa started to teach capoeira angola in the ”Academia de Capoeira Angola 5 Estrelas”, which at that time was in Espaço Clube de Regatas Vasco da Gama. He also have classes in his aunt Ominbain's shrine.
1995 - Together with his colleagues and fans of afro-brazilian culture an afoxé group called “Amigos de Katendê” was formed.
1997 - Returning to his homeland he started together with other capoeira masters a project with 60 children in the Associação Brasileira de Capoeira Angola.
2013 - Participated in the recording of the CD Angoleiro Sim Sinhô. He had also recorded one CD of capoeira Angola/afoxé called Raiz Afro-Mãe (listen below!) and another of afoxé only.
2018 - Died on the 7th October by homicide.
* A sacred village in Kongo, read more