He was born in the in the little suburb of Fristvland in Antwerp, Belgium to Cape Verdean parents.
His first record was with a boy band Quatro (IV), a zouk/R&B band which was formed with Nilton Ramalho, Nelson Oliveira and Adilson Ben David. The group released their 1st tracks in the album “MOBASS presents…”, “Hoje em Dia” plus three albums 4-Voz in 1998 including the single “Si bo cre”, then as Quatro+ with Edson Freitas, his brother included, Bem Consché in 2002 & (“Última Viagem”) in 2004.
Nelson released his first solo album titled “Magic” in October 2006 with songs in English and Capeverdean Creole. His second album “My Life” was released in 2010 and includes “Rebound Chick”. His third album was Elevate in 2013 and the sixth track, Simple Girl, features a music video that was awarded at the 2013 Cabo Verde Music Awards for Best Video.
His recent released was Four released in 2016 and some tracks features Richie Cambpell in the “Break of Dawn”, another Capeverdean singer Mayra Andrade in “Nha Baby”, Loony Johnson in “That’s Why I Love You” and Mikkel Soinado in “In My Feelings”, one remix track is titled Miúda Linda as its final track.