45: Make The Time

You once genuinely loved this people

You once spent all the time in the world with them

These people were your friends. A family away from family

A place to call home

Inevitably, life creeps in. You all become busy, some of you become successful, others….not so much

Ego creeps in. It suddenly becomes competitive rather than complimentary partnerships

Words get said, pages get turned until those that you once held dear and close to your heart are now on a completely different page to you

And all the while your time continues to be taken up by things that in the end rarely will you be glad you spent so much time on

If you’re lucky, one of you will make the effort. One of you will wisely drop their ego and reach out to a friend

We all need those friends that love us despite our shortcomings. Friends that stick with you even when you’re behaving unreasonably

And if you’re wise as well then you begin to make the effort to find time, to not allow life to drag you away from everything that truly matters

Find the time

Make the time for the people who make your life feel that little bit more better, more enjoyable. Complete

Be well


Dream Killers PT One

“I’m pregnant” I tell her

She’s tickled by the thought

“Your stomach isn’t flat, that’s for sure but you don’t look pregnant” she responds through bouts of laughter

“I’m not talking about my weight, I’m literally pregnant”

She stops laughing long enough to contemplate what I’m actually saying and suddenly she has a confused look on her face

“But you’re a man” she finally says Continue reading “Dream Killers PT One”

Bend – Don’t Break

“If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially” Ernest Hemingway

I don’t know what you’ll make of that quote

To be honest, I don’t know what to make of it either  Continue reading “Bend – Don’t Break”

Trust The Process: Talent Is Overrated

‘Hard work will always beat talent if talent doesn’t work hard” – I’m sure you’ve heard that statement or a similar statement before

Motivational quotes are easy to come by, the internet is littered with them, heck this blog attempts to serve as somewhat of a motivational tool – to who? That remains to be seen as its only been seven days since I started posting so building this audience is a very long way off Continue reading “Trust The Process: Talent Is Overrated”

Dave Chappelle: Netflix Special – A Study In Mastery

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“I’ve done too well” Dave Chappelle admits from the very beginning of his Netflix comedy special Equanimity

“you know, if you black in show business and do too well, its scary. You got to get the fuck out of the casino while the getting’s good, while you’re still winning. if you dont walk away from the table, thats how niggas get Kevin Harted” he concludes his opening remarks and with that I’m only too aware that i’m about to experience a no-holds bar of comedy infused with political and social truths Continue reading “Dave Chappelle: Netflix Special – A Study In Mastery”

No Strings Attached

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“Sometimes you piss me off!”, her voice is usually gentle and warm

Not today

“You know what Nicole, like, right now I don’t need to hear” I begin before Nicole interrupts me (again)

“And the thing is, it doesn’t even matter what I say because come next week, or next month, you’re gonna be right back here again, doubting yourself, not believing in yourself and allowing another girl to walk all over you. what’s wrong with you?”

I can feel her anger across the phone

Best friends have a way of cutting through the superficial and speaking to the core of your dysfunction.

Continue reading “No Strings Attached”

and Action!


Thanks for visiting my corner of the internet, I’m Serge Rashidi – Zakuani but clearly thats a mouthful so call me SRZ

I tell stories. First through music, then through stage plays and now through films

It started with writing rap verses at 12 years old, turned into a grime album at 16 which evolved into 6 stage plays produced and performed in fringe theatres across the UK and finally landed on Films Continue reading “and Action!”