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Broery Marantika
Birth name Simon Dominggus Pesulima
Also known as Broery Pesulima
Born (1948-06-25)June 25, 1948
Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Died April 7, 2000(2000-04-07) (aged 51)
Cinere, Indonesia
Genres Blues, jazz
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1971 - 2000

Broery (June 25, 1948 - April 7, 2000) was the stage name of the Indonesian singer Broery Pesulima, also known as Broery Marantika.

Broery was born in Ambon, Maluku as "Simon Dominggus Pesulima". His parents were Gijsberth Pesulima and Wilmintje Marantika.

He died on April 7, 2000 in Cinere.

Early life[edit]

Broery Pesulima or also known by the name Broery Marantika (25 June 1948 – 7 April 2000) was a singer and musician born in Indonesia's Ambon.

His real name was Simon Dominggus Pesulima, during his career he also used the name Broery Marantika taken from his mother's family name. He was raised by the family of his mother's uncle, Simon Marantika. His father named Gijsberth Pesulima while her mother called Wilmintje Marantika.[1] Broery had three brothers, namely Henky, Freejohn and Helmi. Since young age Broery is a member of the church choir in Ambon.

In 1964 he won the singing contest held by Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) in Ambon. A year after he moved to Cinere, Jakarta and started his career as a professional singer with Remy Leimena. Helmi Pesulima was a known singer. Broery made the first album recorded in 1968–1969. He was known for starring a role in movie "Akhir Sebuah Impian" in 1971 and in the movie Broery sang two songs "Angin Malam" and "Mimpi Sedih". One of the famous song is "Duri Dalam Cinta".

Broery had a stroke in 1998 and on 7 April 2000, Broery died in hospital Cinere Puri, Cinere. He was in and out of hospital before that. Broery left a wife and two children.

Personal life[edit]

Broery got married for the first time in Singapore to local performer, Anita Sarawak and subsequently took on the name Broery Abdullah. After his divorce from Sarawak, he reverted to using his original name and to his Christian faith.[2] Later, he married Wanda Irene Latuperisa. They have two children, named Indonesia Putra Pesulima and Nabila Methaya Pesulima.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • He was winner in 1997 with his song Letters To Kekasih at Malaysia Official Music Industry Award (AIM).
  • In 1996 The Best of Sound Track Album of the Movie at Malaysia Eliminate Air Mata (wipe your tears)
  • Awarded in 1991 Categories in Cinere in Festifal Best Music Video, Clip, Sound track, Producer Broery composition and singing songs in Once There Was Love


Music Award[edit]

  • 1997 He was winner with his song Surat Untuk Kekasih at Malaysia Official Music Industry Award ( AIM ).
  • 1996 The Best of Sound Track Album of the Movie at Malaysia Hapuslah Air Mata( wipe your tears )
  • 1991 Win of six Categories at Jakarta Music Festival in Best Vidio, Clip, Sound track, Composition and Producer He sings Once There Was Love


  • Jangan biarkan mereka lapar 1974
  • Lagu untukmu 1973
  • Akhir sebuah impian 1973
  • Istriku sayang istriku malang 1977
  • Kasih sayang 1974
  • Wajah tiga perempuan 1976
  • Impian perawan 1976
  • Brandal - brandal metropolitan 1971
  • Bawang putih 1974
  • Perempuan histiris 1976
  • Sesuatu yang indah 1976
  • Matahari hampir terbenam 1971
  • Hapuslah air matamu 1975


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