Three masters students from the School of Media and Communication represented the University at the Cannes Lions Creativity Week in Lagos, which began on March 16, 2017. The students, Fadekemi Jegede, Chinedu Oparaku and Davina Nnawuihe, made the school proud by winning three awards from the Future Creative Leader Academy. The academy was a part of many programmes at the Creativity Week.

Chinedu Oparaku, emerged the second runner up and was given a bronze medal, Davina Nnawuihe emerged First runner up and got a silver medal as well as a trip to Dubai to attend the Lynx Festival. Damilola Afowowe representing University of Lagos emerged winner and would be representing Nigeria at the Cannes Festival in France. Pan-Atlantic University emerged the Best School 2017.