“Happy New Year my friend, you look well.
I have come to borrow one of your goats;
Your black and brown goat with drunken eyes
The gods have warned me to eat this today.
They say I must prepare a goat-head pepper soup
And as for the rest of the meat, the gods haven’t spoken.
Okafor! Why’re you looking at me like that?
I don’t lie, if I did let the God of thunder strike me!
Now I remember, I must use the other meat as dowry payment.
Amaka’s parents will finally accept my proposal, this will be good.
Okafor can’t you see? Your drunken he-goat is my New Year belle.
Did I hear you right? You’re giving me the goat? Thank You!
No! Not another goat dream on every New Year day,
Poor bachelor like me, couldn’t even afford a chicken’s head,
Is that a he-goat in my room?