Like two peas in a pod

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

Most local celebrities aspire to be international stars.

Be it in music, soccer or acting, in most cases it doesn't happen. Many local artists have tried in vain to look like Jay-Zee, Tupac, India Ari or Beyonce .

In this case, it's Afro-pop singer Kelly "The Virgin" Khumalo. She seems to be following closely in the footsteps of US pop star Britney Spears.

The two singers are both young and talented exponents of pop music and both have been the tabloids' favourite personalities.

It has worked for Britney because she has managed to sell millions of her albums.

Their personal stories could be an award-winning Hollywood film.

Here we do a breakdown on the two artists' lives and showcase their common qualities.