By Mark Branagan and Poppy Atkinson Gibson
Published: 16:50, 3 February 2024 | Updated: 20:11, 3 February 2024
A TikTok love story has gone tragically wrong after the man appeared in court accused of murdering his fellow influencer.
TikTok stars Mateus Johannes, 28, and Claudia Kambanza, 22, wowed their followers with videos showing their supposedly perfect romance.
Johannes has appeared in court charged with murdering Claudia.
She was found stabbed in Hinderwell Street, off Princes Avenue, around 3am a week ago on Friday and died in hospital.
Claudia’s family has paid tribute to her via a statement published by Humberside Police.
They said: ‘Claudia was a kind and bubbly warm-hearted person, who wasn’t afraid of challenges and always wanted good for other people.
Mateus Johannes has appeared in court charged with murdering 22-year-old Claudia Kambanza (pictured)
TikTok stars Mateus Johannes, 28, and Claudia Kambanza, 22, wowed their followers with videos showing their supposedly perfect romance
She was found stabbed in Hinderwell Street, off Princes Avenue (pictured), around 3am a week ago on Friday and died in hospital
‘She always loved to cook and host people. She had an accommodative spirit and was a people’s person.’
Johannes has been accused of murdering Claudia in Hull, East Yorkshire.
Claudia and Johannes are said to have regularly appeared online together since relocating to the UK from Namibia.
It is claimed they raked in a fortune from their appearances, featuring glimpses of their lives and happy outings as a couple.
In one video, posted to the couple’s shared account, Claudia and Johannes show their followers a romantic evening at Hull Fair with clips of them kissing on rides and holding hands.
The loved up couple shared videos from a romantic trip to the funfair
In one TikTok video, they kissed on a funfair ride
Mateus Johannes, 28, and Claudia Kambanza, 22, hold hands at the funfair
Another video captioned ‘POV: dating a Namibian gent’ gives a glimpse into the lives of the seemingly happy couple.
The video shows the couple having romantic evenings with cocktails and bedrooms strewn with rose petals and candles.
Johannes, of no fixed address, appeared at Hull Crown Court charged with her murder earlier in the week.
He was remanded in custody and will appear again before the same court on 28 March.