African healthcare has continuously evolved in quality, diversity, and adoption of technology over the years. Over these years, huge volumes of data have been collected from numerous patients in several countries. Most of this data has never been revisited as it exists mostly in written forms. All this data past present and future encompasses big data in healthcare, and harnessing the power of data analytics will uncover patterns that will not only improve the quality of health to save lives but will relatively reduce the cost of implementing this healthcare. Big data through data analytics and its components such as data mining, predictive analysis, and technologies such as cloud computing are the future of African healthcare. With good governance and investment in quality infrastructure, the hope of one day seeing an expert and advanced healthcare in African economies at international standards is no longer a dream but a reality for all.