Les Nubians is a French duo comprised of Helene (born in 1975) and Celia (born in 1979) Faussart. The two sisters were born in France and spent some of their childhood there. However, in 1985, the sisters moved to Chad, where they lived for seven years.
The girls returned to France as teenagers and formed Les Nubians. The group started as an a capella group focused on R&B and reggae. The girls eventually expanded their work to include bands and started performing original material with a wide range of influences.
In 1998, they released their album, Princesses Nubiennes, which became the most successful French-language album in the U.S. in over a decade. The group also appeared on recordings with Talib Kweli and the Black Eyed Peas.
For the group's second album, they did work in Jamaica, Cameroon, London and Paris and had collaborations with Talib Kweli, Cameroonia Manu Dibango and various others. The product of their efforts, One Step Forward, came out in 2003.